Cushing's syndrome describes the signs and symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to inappropriately high levels of the hormone cortisol. This can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or diseases that result in excess cortisol, adrenocorticotrop
Drawing of the brain and adrenal glands within an outline of a male torso. The hypothalamus, pituitary gland, adrenal glands, and kidneys are labeled. Arrows show the effect of CRH on ACTH and the effect of ACTH on cortisol.
adrenal gland definition: The definition of an adrenal gland is a body part found above each kidney that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. (noun) An endocrine gland is an example of an adrenal gland.