Adrenocortical hormone

adrenocortical hormone

adrenocortical hormone n.
Any of the various hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex, especially cortisol, aldosterone, and corticosterone. Also called cortical hormone.


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  • Adrenocortical

    of, relating to, or produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland. adrenocortical ad·re·no·cor·ti·cal (ə-drē’nō-kôr’tĭ-kəl) adj. Of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal cortex.

  • Adrenocortical insufficiency

    adrenocortical insufficiency adrenocortical insufficiency n. Loss or diminution of adrenocortical function, as in Addison’s disease. Also called hypocorticoidism.

  • Adrenocorticomimetic

    adrenocorticomimetic adrenocorticomimetic ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·mi·met·ic (ə-drē’nō-kôr’tĭ-kō-mĭ-mět’ĭk, -mī-) adj. Mimicking the function of the adrenal cortex.

  • Adrenocorticosteroid

    any of a group of steroid hormones produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland.

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