adrenal cortex definition

  • noun:
    • The external part of the adrenal glands that produces several steroid bodily hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone.
    • The external percentage of the adrenal glands that creates bodily hormones important to homeostasis
    • the cortex of this adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones

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