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.
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 glands, in their cortex, or at the border of the cortex and medulla.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
The rapid secretion of the adrenal glands during anger is itself aroused by the nerve running to this gland.
Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
Again, the kidneys, and especially the adrenal glands, influence the hair.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) Havelock Ellis
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 [(uh-dreen-l)]
Two small glands, one located near the upper part of each kidney, that function in the endocrine system. Part of each adrenal gland secretes adrenaline; another part secretes other important hormones.
- 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.
- Adrenal medulla
adrenal medulla adrenal medulla n. Medulla of the adrenal gland.