. Discuss Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex
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.