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Ch 26: Adrenal Gland Disorder Terminology

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This chapter dives into vocabulary connected to the adrenal gland and its disorders. While lessons equip you with knowledge of adrenal gland disorders, quizzes help you test your memory

Adrenal Gland Disorder Terminology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Made up of two distinct parts, the adrenal gland performs important functions in our bodies. This chapter teaches important terms related to the adrenal gland and its two parts, the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla, as well as disorders that may affect the gland. Quizzes are provided for you to assess your progress, and instructors are available to answer questions about the material. Lessons include subjects such as:

• The function of the adrenal gland

• The adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla

• Important terminology related to the adrenal cortex

• Disorders of the adrenal gland

Video Objectives
Adrenal Glands: Function, Cortex & Medulla Define the parts of adrenal gland as well as their function
Adrenal Glands: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine & Stress Adaptation Find out the vocabulary associated with stress adaptation
Adrenal Cortex: Glucocorticoids & Androgens Examine the function of steroids, including glucocorticoids and androgens
Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone & Body Fluid Balance Discover the terms associated with mineralocorticoids such as aldosterone and how aldosterone regulates body fluid balance
Adrenal Gland Disorders & Treatments: Addison's Disease Learn about Addison's disease and its treatments
Adrenal Gland Disorders Explore various adrenal gland disorders, including Cushing's and Conn's syndromes

6 Lessons in Chapter 26: Adrenal Gland Disorder Terminology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Adrenal Glands: Function, Cortex & Medulla

1. Adrenal Glands: Function, Cortex & Medulla

The adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and are comprised of an inner medulla region that is enclosed by the outer adrenal cortex. Both portions of the adrenal gland secrete hormones that regulate body functions and help maintain internal balance.

Adrenal Glands: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine & Stress Adaptation

2. Adrenal Glands: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine & Stress Adaptation

The adrenal medulla is the central portion of the adrenal gland. In this lesson, you will learn about the two hormones secreted by the adrenal medulla - epinephrine and norepinephrine - and how they help you deal with short-term stressors.

Adrenal Cortex: Glucocorticoids and Androgens

3. Adrenal Cortex: Glucocorticoids and Androgens

The adrenal cortex secretes steroid hormones. In this lesson, you will learn about two of these steroid hormones: glucocorticoids, which help you deal with long-term stress, and androgens, which influence male sexual characteristics.

Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone and Body Fluid Balance

4. Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone and Body Fluid Balance

Mineralocorticoids are a type of steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. In this lesson, you will learn about the main mineralocorticoid, aldosterone, and how it regulates your body's salt and water balance.

Adrenal Gland Disorders & Treatments: Addison's Disease and Prednisone

5. Adrenal Gland Disorders & Treatments: Addison's Disease and Prednisone

The adrenal glands secrete hormones that help maintain balance in your body. But, if these hormones are over- or under-secreted, disease can develop. In this lesson, you will learn about disorders of the adrenal glands, including Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome, as well as their treatments.

Adrenal Gland Disorders

6. Adrenal Gland Disorders

What controls your metabolism, fight or flight response, and can suffer from serious diseases? The adrenal glands! This lesson covers their basics as they pertain to important adrenal gland disorders.

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