Definition of Adrenal

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

Exact synonyms: Adrenal Gland, Suprarenal Gland
Generic synonyms: Ductless Gland, Endocrine, Endocrine Gland
Group relationships: Kidney
Terms within: Adrenal Cortex, Adrenal Medulla

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions.
Partainyms: Adrenal Gland

3. Adjective. Near the kidneys.
Partainyms: Kidney

Definition of Adrenal

1. a. Suprarenal.

Definition of Adrenal

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions. ¹

2. Adjective. Near the kidneys. ¹

3. Noun. An adrenal gland. ¹

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Definition of Adrenal

1. an endocrine gland [n -S]

Medical Definition of Adrenal

1. Suprarenal. Origin: Pref. Ad- + renal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adrenal

adrenal (current term)
adrenal adenoma
adrenal androgen
adrenal androgen-stimulating hormone
adrenal angiography
adrenal apoplexy
adrenal artery
adrenal body
adrenal calcification
adrenal capsule
adrenal cortex
adrenal cortex injection
adrenal cortexes
adrenal cortical carcinomas
adrenal cortical steroid

Literary usage of Adrenal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"The specimen was obtained from a man, aged forty-two years, suffering from widespread tuberculosis which had also attacked the adrenal. ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"HOWELL and CHRISTINE M. PICKERING Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool INTRODUCTION Calcification of the adrenal glands is common in ..."

3. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"It is a matter of prime importance for further discussion to determine whether the adrenal glands are in fact roused to special activity in times of stress. ..."

4. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"Whether other observed types of malignant adrenal tumors contribute any portion ... The debate over the structure of adrenal tumors of the kidney has been ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"THE RELATION OF LESIONS OF THE adrenal ... of the relation which exists between arteriosclerosis and changes in the adrenal gland on the one hand, ..."

6. Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice by Henry Robert Harrower (1920)
"adrenal substance is much more gradual in its action than adrenalin, ... The adrenal cortex, or interrenal gland, exerts an essentially antitoxic function ..."

7. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"(3) reported an increase in fetal adrenal blood flow with prostaglandin EI infusion and Flack et al. (5) reported an increase in corti- ..."

8. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"The Secretory Nerves of the adrenal Gland.—The adrenal glands receive a supply of sympathetic autonomie nerve-fibers by way nf the splanchnic nerves. ..."

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