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Ceylon Med J. 2007 Sep;52(3):95-100.

The adrenal glands and their functions.

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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka. deepthid@mfac.kln.ac.lk

Abstract

The adrenal glands secrete hormones essential for metabolism, regulation of blood pressure, and sodium and glucose homeostasis. Hypo- or hypersecretion of these hormones is life threatening. Understanding the physiological functions of adrenal hormones is a prerequisite to the management of adrenal gland disease.

PMID:
18020028
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