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.
Its significance is discussed at length in the consideration of the adrenal gland in human scurvy.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
This substance was recovered by them from the cortex of the adrenal gland.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
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
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
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
adrenal gland n.
Either of two small, dissimilarly shaped endocrine glands, one located above each kidney, consisting of the cortex, which secretes several steroid hormones, and the medulla, which secretes epinephrine. Also called epinephros, paranephros, suprarenal 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.
- Adrenal glands
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. Historical Examples Adrenin is a substance secreted into the blood by the adrenal glands. The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell Similar calcium deposits were seen frequently in the […]
- Adrenal hypertension
adrenal hypertension adrenal hypertension n. Hypertension due to pheochromocytoma.
- Adrenal insufficiency
noun another name for Addison’s disease Historical Examples It was recalled that the President had been said to have adrenal insufficiency. Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy What history did you refer to of President Kennedy’s adrenal insufficiency? Warren Commission (6 of […]
- Adrenal rest
adrenal rest adrenal rest n. See accessory adrenal.