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Adrenal Cortex

  • Fredric E. WondisfordEmail author
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Abstract

Recognize the consequences of both deficiency and excess production of adrenal steroids; understand the differences between central (hypothalamic/pituitary) versus primary adrenal insufficiency; know the common causes for disorders of adrenal steroid production by the adrenal cortex; be able to predict the hormonal consequences for an enzyme deficiency in the pathway of adrenal steroid synthesis.

Keywords

Adrenal steroid Adrenal insufficiency Adrenal cortex Enzyme deficiency Addison disease Hyperaldosteronism Cushing syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineRobert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

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