Match the terms below with the appropriate statement to the right of the box. Write A for adrenal medulla, B for adrenal cortex, C for both and D for neither.
(A) adrenal medulla
(B) adrenal cortex
produces steroid hormones
produces hormones that target the kidneys, gonads and liver
produces mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids
assists the sympathetic nervous system
assists the parasympathetic nervous system
produces epinephrine and norepinephrine
helps with the stress response
raises blood sugar levels
The answers are as follows: C, C, B, C, D, A, C, C. Both the adrenal medulla and cortex produce steroid hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can affect the kidneys, gonads, and the liver by suppressing action or enhancing it. Both assist the sympathetic nervous system during the stress response by raising blood sugar levels.