Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425



Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425
Textbook Problem

. What types of hormones are synthesized in the adrenal glands and are involved in various regulatory functions in the body? Provide an example of this type of hormone.

Interpretation Introduction


To write the name of hormones synthesized in adrenal gland and its functions with their example.

Concept Introduction:

A hormone belongs to class of signaling the particles or molecules created by glands present in multicelled organisms which get transferred by the circulatory system to organs located to higher distance in order to balance physiological behavior. The adrenal glands arerequired to form cortisol.

The hypothalamus releases corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) which helps in stimulating the pituitary gland to secrete adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH then initiates the adrenal glands to produceand release cortisol hormones into the blood.


Three types of hormones produced by adrenal cortex such as mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids and androgen.

Mineralocorticoids helps in regulation of water and minerals in the kidney, glucocorticoids helps in balancing the level of ...

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