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Adrenal Gland

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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

Explanation

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 Genes and the Role of Sonic Hedgehog (2008)

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 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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders (2005)

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

See also ADRENAL GLANDS; CORTISOL. adrenalectomy Removal of an adrenal gland. This procedure is usually necessary because of a cancerous tumor, trauma with hemorrhage (severe bleeding), or a benign tumor (such as a ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

2: an adrenal gland. adrenal cortex.

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

Adrenal Gland: Fight or Flight Implications for Kjaer, M. 8: Galbo, H. (1988) The effect of physical. Chapter 15 Exercise and Sports MICHAEL KjAER Introduction Fight and flight reaction has been important for humans throughout history.

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (2014)

by P.H. Collin

Much of the more recent research has examined ways of minimizing the distressing toxic side-effects of the substances used adrenal adjective situated near the kidney; adrenal body = an adrenal gland; adrenal cortex = fu-m outside layer of ...

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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