Endocrine Project Presentation Adrenal glands

Angela Isabel Bucklin

The Adrenal Gland small organs, weighing approximately 5.0 g each, on average, and measuring approximately 30.0 mm in width, 50.0 mm in length, and up to 10.0 mm in thickness. They have a linear "V' or "Y' shape and are located on top of the kidneys. The Adrenal Gland controls blood sugar also burns protein and fat. The hormone secretions are ineralcorticolds, glucocorticolds, gonadocrticold's, and catecholamine's. Some interesting fact: Their presence was recognized as early as the late sixteenth century, but it was not until 1805 that Cuvier reported that the adrenal was made up of two regions, the cortex on the outside and an inner medulla.

Diseases/ Disorder details:

Obesity, skin problems, blood pressure muscles and bone weakness.

Symptoms Include:

Weight loss.


Extreme fatigue.

Nausea and/or vomiting.

Low blood pressure.

Patches of darker skin.

Craving for salt.

Dizziness upon standing

Cures/ treatments:

Surgery to remove tumors in the adrenal gland or, when appropriate, surgery to remove the one or both of the adrenal glands.

Minimally invasive surgery performed through the nostrils to remove tumors in the pituitary gland.

Medication to stop the excess production of hormones.

Hormone replacement

New Discoveries: New microscope shows that the Adrenal Glands are extremely bright.

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