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Definition of the adjective adrenocortical

What does adrenocortical mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands

Alternative definition of the adjective adrenocortical


  1. [anatomy] Relating to the adrenal cortex.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

Adrenocortical cancer (ACC) is a malignant tumor from the adrenal cortex. It is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis. The consequences of ACC are due to tumor growth and metastasis and also due to steroid oversecretion. Characteristics ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

While adrenocortical masses are common and occur in up to 15 percent of the adult population, adrenocortical carcinomas (ACs) are much less frequent. In fact, an international estimate of ACs is only one per million each year. However, it is ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Adrenocortical adenocarcinoma, see there adrenalectomy Removal of the adrenal glands adrenaline British for epinephrine, see there adrenergic adjective Referring to 1. Neural activation by catecholamines–eg, epinephrine, norepinephrine, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

Adrenocortical insufficiency refers to adrenal gland cortical failure. Patients with clinically stable adrenocortical insufficiency may succumb to an Addisonian crisis from acute illness. Rarely an individual with undiagnosed adrenocortical ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2015)

by Graham A. Colditz

Adrenocortical carcinoma, adrenal cortex cancer, or adrenal cortical carcinoma is a cancer of the cortex of the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland is an endocrine gland near the kidneys, responsible for producing hormones in response to stress ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

Accommodation ACE Adrenocortical extract; angiotensin-converting enzyme ACh Acetylcholine ACH Adrenocortical hormone ACLS Advanced cardiac life support ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone AD Right ear (auris dextra) ADD Attention ...

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

Interleukin-6 appears to be a very potent stimulator of the hypothalamic-pituitary- adrenocortical axis that most likely occurs via activation of paraventricular CRH neurons. Neuronal pathways participating in interleukin-induced CRH activation ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2017)

by Denise Tiran

adrenocortical pertaining to adrenal cortex. Neonatal a. insufficiency due to congenital hypoplasia, adrenal haemorrhage, enzyme defects or secondary to pituitary gland problems; presents with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders (2005)

by William A. Petit, William A. Jr Petit, Christine A. Adamec

An adrenocortical tumor is usually curable only when it is identified in an early stage, when the tumor is still confined to the adrenal gland. At this point, that particular adrenal gland can be surgically removed. Patients can then live a normal life, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

by B. Bradford Brown, Mitchell J. Prinstein

Stress, whether physical or psychological in nature, activates the hypothalamic– pituitary–adrenocortical (HPA) axis. The HPA axis is a major part of the neuroendocrine system and controls many body processes, including the stress reaction.

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

acetylcholine esterase; acute cerebral encephalopathy; acute coronary event; adrenocortical extract; Adverse Childhood Experience [study]; alcohol, chloroform, and ether; analytic continuum electrostatics; angiotensin-converting enzyme; ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry (2012)

by D. Leigh, C.M. Pare, J. Marks

Adrenocortical function in depression In a proportion of depressed patients, especially those with severe endogenous depression (q.v.) a moderate increase in cortisol secretion rate occurs. Plasma cortisol level and urinary corticosteroid ...

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