zona fasciculata

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zona fasciculata

[‚zō·nə fə‚sik·yə′läd·ə]
(anatomy)
The middle tissue layer of the adrenal cortex where glucocorticoids, mainly cortisol and corticosterone, are synthesized and secreted.
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12) The morphology of individual cells may be quite heterogeneous, with varying proportions of 4 different types of cells: clear cells resembling zona fasciculata cells, cells resembling ZG cells, compact cells indistinguishable from those of the zona reticularis, and a group of cells designated as "hybrid" cells with cytologic features of both zona fasciculata and ZG cells.
2]-DDE is irreversibly bound in the adrenal zona fasciculata cells.
In slices exposed to MeSO2-DDE, the nuclei in zona fasciculata cells appeared more condensed (Figure 5C).