Adrenal Physiology
Location of the adrenal gland - on top of the kidneys. Image modified from original images taken from SMART by Servier Medical Art by Servier and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Adrenal Physiology

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Introduction This article looks at adrenal physiology and explains the production and effects of adrenal products. For more information on mechanisms of blood pressure regulation, secretion of ions, and other…

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Conn’s Syndrome

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Introduction Conn's syndrome is primary hyperaldosteronism - an excess of aldosterone. As opposed to Cushing's Syndrome - which is an excess of glucocorticoids, and as opposed to Addison's disease which…

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Phaeochromocytoma

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Introduction Phaeochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumour of the medulla of the adrenal glands. It secretes large quantities of  the catecholamines noradrenaline, and to a lesser extent, adrenaline.   Epidemiology Rule…

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