The nurse is caring for a patient with an adenoma of the adrenal cortex. The nurse should be alert for symptoms related to the secretion of which substance?

Glucocorticoids and androgens

Explanation

• The adrenal cortex is responsible for the secretion of glucocorticoids (cortisol), androgens (testosterone), and mineralcorticoids (aldosterone)

• The adrenal medulla is responsible for the secretion of catecholamines, such as epinephrine and norepinephrine

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