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Medical Term:

cortex of suprarenal gland


the outer part of the adrenal gland, consisting of three zones from without inward: zona glomerulosa, zona fasciculata, and zona reticularis; this part of the adrenal cortex yields steroid hormones such as corticosterone, deoxycorticosterone, and estrone.

Synonym(s): cortex glandulae suprarenalisTA, adrenal cortex, suprarenal cortex

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