Adrenocortical function and adrenal insufficiency

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The adrenal cortex and gonads arise in common from the urogenital ridge and share a common pathway to androgen and estrogen. Except in virilizing and feminizing disorders of the adrenal cortex, the androgenestrogen pathway in the adrenal cortex plays a minor role compared to that in the ovary or testis. The dominant function of the adrenal cortex is the biosynthesis of cortisol and aldosterone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEndocrine Surgery
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780203912997
ISBN (Print)9780824742973
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


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