A hormone secreted by the adrenal gland that raises blood pressure by constricting arteries and increasing heart rate.
One, a 20 year old female, had deposits in the brain, liver, lung, bone marrow, adrenal glands, and ovaries.
Due to the proximity of and propensity for renal cell carcinoma to spread to the adrenal cortex, this possibility should be excluded.
Other reported sites, in order of prevalence, include the bones, brain, kidneys, and adrenal glands.
Certain problems with your kidneys, adrenal glands or even a complicated pregnancy can cause high blood pressure.
Incidental renal or adrenal masses are sometimes found during imaging for problems unrelated to the kidneys and adrenal glands.
The ultrasound was normal, but an undifferentiated mass in the region of the right adrenal gland was detected.
The pituitary, in turn, tells the fetal adrenal gland to secrete more cortisol.
Cortisone is one of several steroid hormones secreted by the cortex (outer covering) of the adrenal gland.
The adrenal glands are situated on the superior portion of each kidney.