Adrenal Medulla

Definition of Adrenal Medulla:

The inner part of the adrenals, derived embryonically from spinal nerve precursors, they secrete epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine; used locally as neurotransmitters, sensitive receptors can be mobilized totally by the adrenal medullas.

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Addison's Disease

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“...However, the absence of the adrenal medulla and epinephrine does not cause disease...”

Adrenaline

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“A hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla that is released into the bloodstream in response to physical or mental stress, as from fear or injury...”
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Beta Blockers

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Noradrenaline

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“...A catecholamine hormone secreted from the adrenal medulla and post-ganglionic adrenergic fibers in response to hypotension or emotional stress...”
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Stress

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“...During the alarm stage the organism detects a stressor and responds with activation of the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal medulla, the so-called 'fight or flight reaction' during which the body's defenses are mobilized...”
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