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Adrenal Medulla

Definition of the noun adrenal medulla

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noun

  1. the medulla of the adrenal gland; secretes epinephrine

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Adrenal Medulla: The inner part of the adrenal gland; it synthesizes, stores and releases catecholamines.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

Summary and Conclusions GLOSSARY adrenal medulla The inner portion of the adrenal gland that is part of the sympathetic–adrenal medullary system. The adrenal medulla receives neural input from sympathetic preganglionic fibers arising ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress, Three-Volume Set (2000)

Summary and Conclusions GLOSSARY adrenal medulla The inner portion of the adrenal gland that is part of the sympathetic–adrenal medullary system. The adrenal medulla receives neural input from sympathetic preganglionic fibers arising ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise (2008)

by William J. Kraemer, A. D. Rogol

The adrenal medulla is the innermost part of the adrenal gland and comprises only about 10% of the total gland tissue.

Upon nervous system stimulation, via preganglionic nerves reaching the adrenal medulla via the splanchnic nerve, ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

Regular endurance training increases the secretory capacity of the adrenal medulla causing 'sports adrenal medulla', characterized by an exaggerated response to various stimuli (e.g. hypoglycaemia, glucagon, and caffeine), and, possibly, ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

PHYSIOLOGY: The adrenal medulla synthesizes and stores three catecholamines: dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. The chief effects of dopamine are the dilation of systemic arteries, increased cardiac output, and increased flow ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

See also adrenal cortex, adrenal medulla. Called alsoglandula suprarenalis, suprarenal gland. a. g.fetal cortex thefirst adrenal cortex in the fetus; it is subsequently surrounded byapermanent cortex and has disappeared by the time ofbirth; the ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

The adrenal medulla is a separate organ from the cortex physiologically. The medulla produces epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are important in preparing the body for action against external danger or fright. Epinephrine ( sometimes ...

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