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Definition of the noun adrenal gland

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  1. either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney

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Adrenal Gland: Suprarenal gland. A flattened, roughly triangular body resting upon the upper end of each kidney; it is one of the ductless glands furnishing internal secretions.

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Google previewPathways in Adrenal Development: Identification of Novel ...

Introduction The adrenal gland is a primary component of the hypothalamo- pituitary-adrenal axis responsible for mediating homeostasis and the physiological response to stress. Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) produced in the ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

The adrenal gland, situated (as the name indicates) immediately next to the kidneys, is involved in STRESS and OSMOREGULATION. The adrenal gland is composed of two distinct components : the adrenal ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Aldosterone Adrenal gland (cortex) Stimulates kidneys to excrete potassium into the urine, and to conserve sodium. Stresses such as anxiety, physical injury, surgery and hemorrhage all stimulate the release of aldosterone. ( mineralocorticoid) ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma adrenalitis / o drén'o II'tis/ inflammation of an adrenal gland. [adren- + -itis] adrenal medulla/mi dul'o/ the central part of the adrenal gland that releases adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (2000)

by Charles Taylor

Adrenal gland Pancreas Ovaries 'V THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM The glands that make up the endocrine system ...

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (1998)

by Peter Hodgson Collin

toxic side-effects of the substances used adrenal adjective situated near the kidney, adrenal body = an adrenal gland; adrenal cortex = firm outside layer of an adrenal gland, which secretes a series of hormones affecting the metabolism of ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

2: an adrenal gland. adrenal cortex.

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

The adrenal gland in position at the surface of the kidney, the two main regions of the adrenal gland, and representative hormones from each region. adrenalectomize v. destroy or eliminate adrenal gland function either by removal of both ...

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