the thick outer layer of the adrenal gland that produces and secretes steroid hormones such as corticosterone, estrone and aldosterone [ MP:0008288 ]

Synonyms: adrenal gland cortex suprarenal cortex cortex of suprarenal gland cortex of adrenal gland cortex (glandula suprarenalis)

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
cortex glandulae suprarenalis [ ]

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cortex glandulae suprarenalis

homology notes

All craniates have groups of cells homologous to the mammalian adrenocortical and chromaffin tissues (medulla), but they are scattered in and near the kidneys in fishes. (...) The cortical and chromaffin tissues come together to form adrenal glands in tetrapods.[well established][VHOG]



taxon notes

Kardong states that mammals are the first to have distinct cortext and medulla, but this contradicts XAO