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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Effect of long-term inhibition of hydroxy-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase by mevinolin on the zona fasciculata of rat adrenal cortex.
Effects of mevinolin, an inhibitor of cholesterol synthesis, on the morphological and functional responses of rat adrenal zona fasciculata to a prolonged treatment with 4aminopyrazolo-pyrimidine.
The zona fasciculata, or middle zone of the cortex, secretes two glucocorticoid hormones: cortisol and corticosterone.
2]-DDE produces a high and specific accumulation in the adrenal zona fasciculata in mice (10).
14]C]DDE and tetracosactide were characterized by a marked labeling of zona fasciculata (Figure 4 A,B).
14]C]DDE for 24 hr showed very weak labeling of zona fasciculata after 60 weeks of exposure (Figure 4 E,F).