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1

How are the suprarenals peritonised?

2

What are the two parts of the suprarenal glands?

Cortex and medulla

3

What does the cortex arise from embryologically?

Mesodermal epithelium

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What does the medulla arise from embryologically?

Neuroectoderm

6

What is the superior suprarenal artery a branch of?

The inf. phrenic artery

7

What is the middle suprarenal artery a branch of?

Aorta

8

What is the inferior suprarenal artery a branch of?

Renal artery

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10

What does the suprarenal vein on the right side drain into?

IVC

11

What does the suprarenal vein on the left side drain into?

Left renal vein

12

What are the three distinct zones of the cortex?

Zona glomerulosa

Zona fasciculata

Zona reticularis

13

Identify the three cortex zones

Notes :-

- Zona glomerulosa is very thin and closest to capsule

- Zona fasciculata is the thickest and in the middle

- Zona reticularis is at the bottom and is thicker than glomerulosa

14

What does the glomerulosa secrete?

Mineralcorticoids (aldosterone)

15

What does the fasciculata secrete?

Glucocorticoids (cortisol)

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What does the reticularis secrete?

Gonadotrophins