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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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

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