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1. Acetylserotonin
An acetylated (has a CH3CO- group attached) form of the hormone serotonin . Along with serotonin and the hormone melatonin , it is produced in the pineal gland in the brain .

2. Acid phosphatase
This is an enzyme produced by cells in the prostate (a gland that surrounds the urethra in the base of the penis). It is used to diagnose and follow the progression of prostate cancer. Its level is elevated in prostate cancer, multiple myeloma , bony metastasis of cancers, and is falsely elevated after prostate surgery or examination. (Normal range: range 0.11-0.6 IU/L)

3. Acne
This is a skin disease of the face, back and shoulders. It involves overactive sebaceous glands with plugged hair follicles inside which there is growth of an acne bacteria.

4. Addison's disease
This is a disease of the adrenal gland . The usual symptoms are weakness, easily feeling tired, loss of appetite, and sparse hair growth in some areas. Cortisol levels in the blood is low or absent.

5. Adenocarcinoma
A cancerous tumor originating in glandular tissue.

6. Adenoma
A benign tumor that develops from glandular tissue.

7. Adenomatosis
Abnormal formation of glandular tumors, usually in more than one gland.

8. Adrenal cortex
This is the outer portion of the adrenal gland ; it secretes hormone s such as hydrocortisone (a glucocortoid) and aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid). Glucocortoids help cells synthesize glucose , catabolize protein s, mobilize free fatty acid s, and inhibit inflammation in allergic responses. Mineralocortoids regulate the levels of minerals such as sodium and potassium in the blood.

9. Adrenal gland
This gland is found above each kidney, and it made up of an outer wall ( cortex ) that secretes important steroid hormones and an inner portion (medulla) that produces adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) .

10. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH)
A peptide hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland . It stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete glucocorticoid hormones, which help cells synthesize glucose , catabolize proteins , mobilize free fatty acid s, and inhibit inflammation in allergic responses.


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