an organ located above each kidney that produces
various hormones. The medulla (inner part) of the adrenal gland secretes
adrenaline (epinephrine). The cortex (outer part) secretes steroids such
as cortisol and certain androgens. The adrenal cortex are stimulated to
produce hormones by the pituitary hormone ACTH; reduced secretion (adrenal
insufficiency) can lead to fatigue, anorexia and weight loss.
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