Adrenal Gland

The adrenal glands are the part of the body responsible for releasing three different classes of hormones. These hormones control 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.

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Drugs that block mineralocorticoid receptor may help protect bone cells during aging

Drugs that block mineralocorticoid receptor may help protect bone cells during aging

Does SARS-CoV-2 infection contribute to adrenal gland dysfunction?

Does SARS-CoV-2 infection contribute to adrenal gland dysfunction?

High prevalence of germline variants in Japanese patients with pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma

High prevalence of germline variants in Japanese patients with pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma

Scientists identify gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Scientists identify gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Melanomas that metastasize to the adrenal gland are resistant to checkpoint inhibitors

Melanomas that metastasize to the adrenal gland are resistant to checkpoint inhibitors

High levels of stress hormones associated with hypertension and cardiovascular events

High levels of stress hormones associated with hypertension and cardiovascular events

New breakthrough could lead to a cure for common childhood cancer

New breakthrough could lead to a cure for common childhood cancer

Researchers discover possible origin of neuroblastoma in the adrenal glands

Researchers discover possible origin of neuroblastoma in the adrenal glands

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Good cholesterol helps SARS-CoV-2 enter cells

Good cholesterol helps SARS-CoV-2 enter cells

Computers could use subtle facial features to recognize congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Computers could use subtle facial features to recognize congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Mediterranean diet may help reduce the physiological effects of stress

Mediterranean diet may help reduce the physiological effects of stress

Study: Patients with thyroid inflammation may be at greater risk of developing anxiety

Study: Patients with thyroid inflammation may be at greater risk of developing anxiety

Activation of fatty acid receptor causes masculinization of Japanese rice fish

Activation of fatty acid receptor causes masculinization of Japanese rice fish

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

MIT researchers devise new way to remotely control hormone release

MIT researchers devise new way to remotely control hormone release

Medical teams need to be extra vigilant when dealing with diabetics during COVID-19 pandemic

Medical teams need to be extra vigilant when dealing with diabetics during COVID-19 pandemic

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