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1

catecholamines are derived form which amino acid?

thymine

2

what are the 3 layers of the adrenal cortex from outer to inner?

zona glomerulosa
zona fasciculate
zona reticularis

3

what hormone is secreted by the zona glomerulosa?

aldosterone

4

what hormone is secreted by the zona fasciculate?

glucocorticoids

5

what hormone is secreted by the zona reticularis?

androgens

6

what nerves innervate the adrenal medulla?

splanchnic nerves
preganglionic sympathetic fibres release ACh which stimulates chromaffin cells to release catecholamines via exocytosis