Definitions for "ADRENAL CORTEX"
The outer layer of the adrenal glands.
The portion of the adrenal gland that secretes a group of hormones that vary in quantity and quality. These hormones are all synthesized from cholesterol; some of these hormones consist of cortisol, corticosterone, which act principally on carbohydrate metabolism. Other hormones consist of aldosterone, and DHEA, which affect metabolism of the electrolytes, sodium and potassium.
the outer portion of the adrenal glands and one of the sites of testosterone production.