Aldosterone is released from which of the following Adrenal Cortical layers?
A. the zona glomerulosa
B. the zona fasiculata
C. the zona reticularis
D. All of the above are correct.
Aldosterone is a mineralcorticoid hormone that is synthesized in the adrenal cortex of the adrenal glands. This hormone functions in the regulation of water and salt.
Answer and Explanation: 1
Aldosterone is released from the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex. Therefore, the correct answer is A. the zona glomerulosa. The zona fasciculata and the zona reticularis are responsible for secreting glucocorticoids (like cortisol) and androgens (DHEA) respectively.
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fromChapter 12 / Lesson 11
Adrenal glands are endocrine organs that secrete hormones into the bloodstream. The adrenal cortex is the outer part of the glands, which secretes steroid hormones, including mineralocorticoids. Learn about the main mineralocorticoid - aldosterone, the role that aldosterone plays in the renin-angiotensin system, and how aldosterone regulates sodium, potassium and blood pressure in the body.