zona reticularis


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Related to zona reticularis: zona fasciculata, zona glomerulosa

zona reticularis

[‚zō·nə re‚tik·yə′lär·əs]
(anatomy)
The inner tissue layer of the adrenal cortex that is involved in the synthesis and secretion of sex steroid precursors and, to less extent, glucocorticoids.
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3.: At the microscopic level, the lesions were composed of mature adipose tissue (a), scattered islands of hematopoietic cells (b), and hyperplasia of the adrenal cortex (zona reticularis) (c), with adipose tissue (a) and hematopoietic elements (b) being among the adrenal tissues.
(1948) Variation in the mouse adrenal cortex with special reference to the zona reticularis and to brown degeneration together with a discussion of the "cell migration" theory.
Secreted in relatively small amounts by the zona reticularis (inner zone of the adrenal cortex), these include progesterone, estrogens, and androgens.
The elevated total estrogen, which includes inner layer adrenal zona reticularis estrogen, is the basis for most inflammatory diseases, including allergies, autoimmunity, and cancer.
Neonatally, the 3 separate cortical zones develop, but the zona reticularis is not recognizable until the third year of life.
Labeling of zona glomerulosa, zona reticularis, and the adrenal medulla did not exceed that of the background.