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Doctor insights on: Purpose Of The Adrenal Glands

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What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

What is the function of the sebaceous gland?

Sebaceous Gland: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. When they grow abnormally they can form sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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What is the function of adrenal glands in adults?

What is the function of adrenal glands in adults?

Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work. ...Read more

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What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

What is the fuction of the parathyroid gland?

Calcium control: It very precisely controls the blood calcium level at a max of 10.2 mg /100 ml. If calcium rises then PTH drops, if calcium drops then PTH rises to keep in range. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cancer of the adrenal glands?

What is the treatment for cancer of the adrenal glands?

Surgical removal: Whenever possible, adrenal cell carcinoma is removed with an operation. This is feasible if the cancer is limited to the adrenal gland without spread to other parts of the body. If there is spread, or if the tumor is too large to be safely removed with an operation, there are limited chemotherapy options available. ...Read more

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What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

Endocrine gland: The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and their main function is to make hormones. The adrenal glands make hormones in response to stress (cortisol, epinephrine), hormones that affect kidney function and blood pressure (aldosterone), and sex hormones (androgens). These hormones circulate all around the body to affect the target organs and tissues. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the function of the pineal gland?

Please help! what is the function of the pineal gland?

Pineal gland: If you have access to a computer please go to Wikipedia and look up Pineal Gland. That will give you a lot of information. The pineal gland produces melatonin that can influence your sleeping patterns both good and bad, particularly if you are traveling. ...Read more

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What is the role of the Bartholin's gland?

What is the role of the Bartholin's gland?

Let me explain: They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males. However, while bartholin's glands are located in the superficial perineal pouch in females, bulbourethral glands are located in the deep perineal pouch in males. ...Read more

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What is the effect of HGH on the pituitary gland?

What is the effect of HGH on the pituitary gland?

Negative feedback: The pituitary gland secretes many hormones and releasing factors, including growth hormone. Taking human growth hormone means that your internal servo control mechanism will be shut off. The pituitary cells will react as if they have made enough hormone, and so stop secreting. This may obligate you to continue replacement therapy, unless you already have a deficiency of growth hormone. ...Read more

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What is the function of the adrenal gland in human body?

What is the function of the adrenal gland in human body?

Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work. ...Read more

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What is the function of a thyroid gland?

What is the function of a thyroid gland?

Controls metabolism: The thyroid gland controls your body's metabolism. An under-active thyroid can cause weight gain, for instance. Your doctor can order simple blood tests to check on your thyroid. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of catecholamines tests?

What is the purpose of catecholamines tests?

Extra production?: The most common reason why the test is ordered is to see if your body is making too much catecholamines. If the test is positive, you might need an imaging study (ct scan, mibg, mri...) to see whether or not a tumor (adrenal) is doing this. ...Read more

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What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal: cortex, or outer portion, is mostly controlled by the pituitary, and predominately produces cortisone, aldosterone and some sex hormones. The inner portion, or medulla, is regulated by blood pressure, nervous stimulation, emotions, etc. and produces epinephrine, norepinephrine and some other lesser hormones. ...Read more

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What is a hyperfunctioning adenoma of the adrenal gland?

What is a hyperfunctioning adenoma of the adrenal gland?

Secretory: An adrenal adenoma usually does not produce the usual adrenal hormones (corticosteroids or mineralocorticoids) but if does, it is called hyperfunctioning. ...Read more

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What is pineocytoma of the pineal gland?

Pineocytoma: This is difficult to answer in a limited space. Please go on-line and look up "Pineocytoma" and you will find many relevant articles to help you. Pineocytoma does not always need treatment. ...Read more

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How horrible is cancer of the pituitary gland?

Cancer?: Hi. Did your doctor tell you it's "cancer" or a "tumor"? The VAST majority of pituitary tumors are BENIGN, not cancer. Without a biopsy, no one can assume cancer. Talk with your doctor...this may not be anywhere near as bad as you think. On the other hand, if you do have cancer in the pituitary, it can be bad. Talk with your doctor; get the information. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the function of hormones?

What is the function of hormones?

Hormones: There are many hormones and I strongly recommend you go to a nearby library and have the team show you a few books about hormones. Take you time reading them. If you find concerns please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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When the entire pituitary gland is removed to treat acromegaly, what are the consequences?

When the entire pituitary gland is removed to treat acromegaly, what are the consequences?

Pituitary: The pituitary gland controls all of the other glands in the body. Please go online and read "About Acromegaly" put on the web by the company Pfizer. Once you have read it you can then discuss with the surgeon who removed the gland. What neds were you prescribed after surgery? ...Read more

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What exactly are the adrenal glands responsible for in my body?

What exactly are the adrenal glands responsible for in my body?

Making Hormones: The adrenal cortex makes aldosterone (key regulator of sodium, potassium, and water balance), cortisol (suppresses inflammation, helps the body adapt to illness and injuries), and testosterone-like hormones such as dhea-sulfate and androstenedione. The inner part, or medulla, makes adrenaline (epinephrine) and similar hormones that help your body in "fight or flight" emergencies. ...Read more

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What is the cause of parathyroid gland to become really active?

What is the cause of parathyroid gland to become really active?

It could be: caused by a benign tumor called adenoma, and it is called primary hyperparathyroidism. Sometimes, when someone is on chronic hemodialysis, secondary hyperparathyroidism can occur. If your calcium level is high, you should have surgical removal of your parathyroid gland. ...Read more