- situated above or on the kidney.
- a suprarenal part, especially the adrenal gland.
Origin of suprarenal
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As shewn in the sequel both of these structures probably unite in the higher types to form the suprarenal bodies.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
Hypodermic injections of 1/50 grain of atropine, suprarenal or pituitary extracts, may be found useful.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The suprarenal capsules are little bodies of half-moon shape which lie above the kidneys.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
The suprarenal capsules are two little bodies, one perched on the top of each kidney, in shape not unlike that of a conical hat.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
Tuberculosis of the suprarenal capsules is of very rare occurrence.
- anatomy situated above a kidney
C19: from New Latin suprārēnālis. See supra-, renal
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- Located on or above the kidney.
- A suprarenal part, especially an adrenal gland.
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