Adrenal



of or produced by the .
situated near or on the kidneys; suprarenal.
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Contemporary Examples

Virgin says this diet might also be problematic for women who are under chronic stress and have adrenal issues.
Does Intermittent Fasting Really Work? DailyBurn March 5, 2014

Historical Examples

Along one side of each kidney may be seen a yellowish glistening mass, the adrenal body.
Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg

This substance was recovered by them from the cortex of the adrenal gland.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

Its significance is discussed at length in the consideration of the adrenal gland in human scurvy.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

The adrenal secretion also protects them in some way against fatigue.
Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

Adrenin is a substance secreted into the blood by the adrenal glands.
The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell

It is generally believed that the internal secretion of the thyroid and the adrenal are antagonistic.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

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

I could feel the change in the crew, the nervousness, the anticipation, the adrenal responses of fear and excitement.
A Question of Courage Jesse Franklin Bone

It is valuable in this connection to compare the adrenal in scurvy with that of beriberi.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

adjective
on or near the kidneys
of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions
noun
an adrenal gland
adj.

“of or near the kidneys,” 1866, Modern Latin, from ad- + renalis “of the kidneys,” from Latin renes “kidneys.” Adrenal gland is from 1875.

adrenal ad·re·nal (ə-drē’nəl)
adj.

At, near, or on the kidneys.

Of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions.

n.
An adrenal gland or tissue.

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