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The adrenal glands are the part of the body responsible for releasing three different classes of hormones. These hormones cont, controlling the "fight or flight" response to stress, maintaining pregnancy, initiating and controlling sexual maturation during childhood and puberty. The adrenal glands are also an important source of sex steroids, such as estrogen and testosterone.
Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk

Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk

Study shows how glucocorticoid hormones control sugar and fat levels over the course of 24 hours

Study shows how glucocorticoid hormones control sugar and fat levels over the course of 24 hours

Researchers find genes from 'fossil' virus in human DNA to be active

Researchers find genes from 'fossil' virus in human DNA to be active

Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1

Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1

Gene mutations in the ClC-2 chloride channel cause high blood pressure, kidney damage

Gene mutations in the ClC-2 chloride channel cause high blood pressure, kidney damage

Study aims to reduce therapy for subsets of patients with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma

Study aims to reduce therapy for subsets of patients with intermediate-risk neuroblastoma

FDA approves first nasal glucagon therapy for treatment of severe hypoglycemia

FDA approves first nasal glucagon therapy for treatment of severe hypoglycemia

Scientists discover biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders

Scientists discover biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders

Researchers identify four hallmarks of cancer metastasis

Researchers identify four hallmarks of cancer metastasis

Researchers use genomics to solve a 20-year case study

Researchers use genomics to solve a 20-year case study

Scientists identify how cells make choice between various mechanisms to repair DNA

Scientists identify how cells make choice between various mechanisms to repair DNA

Low-salt diet may be more beneficial for females than males

Low-salt diet may be more beneficial for females than males

Male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation develop cancer, finds study

Male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation develop cancer, finds study

Academics receive prestigious awards for achievements in blood pressure research

Academics receive prestigious awards for achievements in blood pressure research

Hormone link between diabetes and hypertension discovered

Hormone link between diabetes and hypertension discovered

FDA approves first ever non-surgical treatment for rare neuroendocrine cancers

FDA approves first ever non-surgical treatment for rare neuroendocrine cancers

FDA approves first therapy for patients with rare tumors of the adrenal gland

FDA approves first therapy for patients with rare tumors of the adrenal gland

Radiotherapy drug used for treating rare neuroendocrine cancers can be safe, effective for patients

Radiotherapy drug used for treating rare neuroendocrine cancers can be safe, effective for patients

Placental hormone level rises during pregnancy and reaches peak as fetuses approach full term

Placental hormone level rises during pregnancy and reaches peak as fetuses approach full term

Study shows limitations of AAV gene therapy in treating hereditary adrenal disorders

Study shows limitations of AAV gene therapy in treating hereditary adrenal disorders