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Adrenal Gland Medulla Erika Jones Alyssa Leslie 8B

Adrenal Gland Medulla

Feb 23, 2016




Adrenal Gland Medulla. Erika Jones Alyssa Leslie 8B. l ocation. The adrenal gland medulla sits atop the kidney. h ormones. Epinephrine (Adrenaline) Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) Dopamine. e pinephrine. Fight-or-flight response Regulates: Heart rate - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Adrenal Gland Medulla

Erika JonesAlyssa Leslie


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The adrenal gland medulla sits atop the


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Epinephrine (Adrenaline) Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) Dopamine


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Fight-or-flight response Regulates:

Heart rate Blood vessel and air passage diameters Metabolic shifts

Essential for maintaining cardiovascular homeostasis because of its ability to divert blood to tissues under stress.


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Heart contraction Brains oxygen supply Blood pressure Sugar level of the blood

Causes vasoconstriction Required for skeletal homeostasis


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Chemical signal that sends information from one neuron to the next “Feel good” chemical Important for homeostasis because it keeps you from overworking and staying calm.


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feedback mechanisms

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Hyper Adrenals (Overactive)

Can lead to Cushing’s Disease Sugar Cravings Muscle Spasms Fatigue Acid Reflux High Blood Sugar Headaches

what happens if the gland doesn’t function


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Appropriate herbs & vitamins Passion flower, hops, chamomile, fennel seeds, &

vitamin C Hypo activity

Herbs Astragalus Licorice root Korean ginseng

how to correct the problems of dysfunctioning adrenal

medulla glands

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Hypo Adrenals (Underactive)

Can lead to Addison’s Disease Insomnia Chronic fatigue Salt cravings Low blood pressure Depression Exhaustion Colon Disorders

what happens if the gland doesn’t function


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Rare, usually benign tumor that develops in the core of an adrenal gland. Tuberculosis

Bacteria that can attack the spine, kidney & brain. Addisons Disease

Occurs when your body produces insufficient amounts of certain hormones produced by your adrenal glands

Cushings Disease Occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol

Autoimmune Disease Occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy

body tissue


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