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Adrenal Gland Diseases

Definition:
Notes: coord IM with ADRENAL MEDULLA (IM) for dis of adrenal medulla; for adrenal hyperplasia see note at ADRENAL GLANDS

Adrenal Gland Diseases Categories.
Adrenal Cortex Diseases
Adrenal Gland Hyperfunction
Adrenal Gland Hypofunction - Adrenocortical hypofunction includes all conditions in which adrenal steroid hormone secretion falls below the requirements of the body. Adrenal insufficiency may be divided into two general categories: (1) those associated with primary inability of the adrenal to elaborate sufficient quantities of hormone and (2) those associated with a secondary failure due to a primary failure in the elaboration of adrenocorticotropin. (Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 13th ed, p1970)

Adrenal Gland Diseases Definitions and Terms

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