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The adrenals of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana): A few observations. 2. The zona reticularis, medullary capsule, F - zone and medulla

F. G. W. Strassberger, M. M. Nel, P. P. C. Nel
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 13, No 3 | a590 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v13i3.590 | © 1994 F. G. W. Strassberger, M. M. Nel, P. P. C. Nel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 July 1994 | Published: 10 July 1994

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F. G. W. Strassberger,, South Africa
M. M. Nel,, South Africa
P. P. C. Nel,, South Africa

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The structure of the zona reticularis, medullary capsule, F-zone and medulla of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is described. Three types of cells, arranged as described in other mammals, are found in the zona reticularis. Organelles in this zone are as descibed for other cells that secrete steroids. The ultrastructure of the cells in the F-zone is very similar to that of cells that secrete steroids. Two types of cells, roughly similar to those of other mammals, are found in the medulla.


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