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Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex

The cells of the adrenal cortex produce more than thirty different steroids, including several hormones (corticosteroids). Unlike the adrenal medullary hormones without which a person can survive, some of those re¬leased by the cortex are vital. In fact, in the absence of adrenal cortical secretions, a person usually dies within a week without extensive electrolyte therapy. The most important adrenal cortical hormones are aldosterone, Cortisol, and certain sex hormones.

 

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