one of a pair of ductless glands, located above the kidneys, consisting of a cortex, which produces steroidal hormones, and a medulla, which produces epinephrine and norepinephrine.
- Also called suprarenal gland.
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How to use adrenal gland in a sentence
If it doesn’t involve a level of esoteric knowledge that might induce my brain to loosen its stranglehold on my adrenal glands, I don’t want it.
For $60 you can buy a supplement that promises to support and nourish your adrenal glands.
Secreted by the adrenal glands in response to agitation, it’s helpful in a pinch but becomes dangerous in excess.
This would not cause severe effects on any organ at all if the adrenal gland were producing enough steroids.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Artificial respiration is used, and the active principle of the adrenal gland is injected to stimulate the heart.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
British Dictionary definitions for adrenal gland
an endocrine gland at the anterior end of each kidney. Its medulla secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline and its cortex secretes several steroid hormones: Also called: suprarenal gland
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Scientific definitions for adrenal gland
Either of two small endocrine glands, one located above each kidney. The outer portion, or cortex, secretes steroid hormones (corticosteroids). The inner portion, or medulla, secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine.
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