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adrenocortic/o is a combining form that refers to “adrenal cortex”.

The adrenal cortex is the outermost part of the adrenal gland that secretes hormones that are crucial to the functioning of your body. Among these hormones are cortisol (used to regulate metabolism and handle stress) and aldosterone (used to regulate blood pressure).