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Q: What is the excessive production of glucocorticoids caused by hypersecretion of the adrenal cortex?
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Where are glucocorticoids produced?

Glucocorticoids are produced in the adrenal cortex.


What gland secrets glucocorticoids?

The adrenal gland secretes glucocorticoids. There are two adrenal glands in the human body that sit on top of each kidney.


What is the medical term meaning excessive development of the adrenal cortex?

adrenal hyperplasia. Cushing Syndrome is a group of symptoms attributed to the excessive production of cortisol by the adrenal cortices (pl. cortex)


What condition results from hypersecretion of hormones from the adrenal cortex?

cretinism


Where are natural glucocorticoids produced?

Natural glucocorticoids are produced in the adrenal glands located immediately above the kidneys.


What is the outermost layer of the adrenal gland?

excessive production of any hormone is called


What syndrome is a disorder of the adrenal glands due to excessive production of aldosterone?

Conn's syndrome


The pituitary hormone that controls the release of glucocorticoids from the adrenal cortex is?

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)


What hormone signals the hormones of the adrenal cortex?

adrenaline The adrenal cortex produces a battery of steroids (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids - mainly hydrocortisone and aldosterone), but it doesn't produce adrenalin. Adrenalin is released by the adrenal medulla which occupies the interior of the adrenal gland


The effects of hyposecretion and hypersecretion of adrenal cortex hormones result in what?

Hyposecretion of adrenal cortex hormones causes Addison's disease, that is weakness, fatigue and weight loss. Hypersecretion of adrenal cortex hormones causes increased blood glucose or Cushing's syndrome.


What is the medical term meaning hypersecretion of adrenal cortex hormones?

adrenal oversecretion is a cause of Cushing's syndrome.


What secretes glucocorticoids and mineralocoricoids?

Some of the steroid hormones are produced by the adrenal cortex. Steroid hormones are soluble in lipids. Steroid hormones travel in the blood attached to the carrier proteins.