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Adrenal Gland Tumors

The adrenal glands consist of the adrenal medulla and adrenal cortex. The adrenal cortex produces mineralocorticoids (aldosterone), glucocorticoids (cortisol and cortisone,) and sex hormones. The adrenal medulla produces epinephrine and norepinephrine, the catecholamines. Tumors can be benign or malignant (in which the prognosis is poor), hormonally active or hormonally inactive. When the adrenal glands become

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is a chronic disease caused by hypofunction and atrophy of the adrenal cortex and is manifested by reduced secretion of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism) is a serious condition in which the adrenal gland does not produce enough cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol is a corticosteroid that helps in the fight against stress,

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