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Are all steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: No

Hi. No, the adrenal cortex produces cortisol and aldosterone.
Testes and ovaries produce estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (although very different between the two different glands (and genders), of course. In addition, there's a whole fledgling field of brain steroids, some of which are made in the brain, and some of which are derived from adrenal steroids. NOW, we're havin' FUN!

In brief: No

Hi. No, the adrenal cortex produces cortisol and aldosterone.
Testes and ovaries produce estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (although very different between the two different glands (and genders), of course. In addition, there's a whole fledgling field of brain steroids, some of which are made in the brain, and some of which are derived from adrenal steroids. NOW, we're havin' FUN!
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
The major functioning common one.....adrenaline. The sports steroid...are different...anabolic/testosteron.
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