- of or produced by the adrenal glands.
- situated near or on the kidneys; suprarenal.
Origin of adrenal
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Adrenin is a substance secreted into the blood by the adrenal glands.The Analysis of Mind
It is valuable in this connection to compare the adrenal in scurvy with that of beriberi.Scurvy Past and Present
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This substance was recovered by them from the cortex of the adrenal gland.
The adrenal secretion also protects them in some way against fatigue.Psychology
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It is generally believed that the internal secretion of the thyroid and the adrenal are antagonistic.
- on or near the kidneys
- of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions
- an adrenal gland
C19: from ad- (near) + renal
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Word Origin and History for adrenal
"of or near the kidneys," 1866, Modern Latin, from ad- + renalis "of the kidneys," from Latin renes "kidneys." Adrenal gland is from 1875.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- At, near, or on the kidneys.
- Of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions.
- An adrenal gland or tissue.
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