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Unformatted text preview: The Adrenal Glands (cont) Adrenal medulla: Inner core of adrenals; source of epinephrine and norepinephrine Adrenal cortex: Produces hormones known as corticoids Regulate salt balance, among other functions Adrenal Malfunctions Oversecretion of adrenal sex hormones can cause virilism: exaggerated male characteristics (bearded woman) May also cause premature puberty if oversecretion occurs early in life Handedness Preference for right or left hand in most activities Dominant Hemisphere: Term usually applied to the side of the human brain that produces language Lateralization: Specialization in abilities of brain hemispheres...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10