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Adrenal Gland Hormones Nursing Mnemonic

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The 3 S’s

  • S-Sugar (Glucocorticoids)
  • S-Salt (Mineralcorticoids)
  • S-Sex (Androgens)


There are three different adrenal gland hormones which can be remembered as the 3 Ss: sugar (glucocorticoids) affects glucose utilization, fat metabolism and aid in reducing inflammation. Salt (mineralcorticoids) plays a role in electrolyte regulation. Androgens are commonly referred to as sex hormones.