Adrenocortical carcinoma. Definition

Medical Definition: Adrenocortical carcinoma

A rare cancer that forms in the outer layer of tissue of the adrenal gland (a small organ on top of each kidney that produce steroid hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine to control heartbeat, blood pressure and other body functions). Also called adrenocortical cancer and cancer of the adrenal cortex.

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