adrenalectomy ad·re·nal·ec·to·my (ə-drē’nə-lěk’tə-mē)
The surgical excision of one or both of the adrenal glands. Also called suprarenalectomy.
(def 2). Contemporary Examples Adrenalin hits you and your mind starts working very, very fast. Dirty Harry Kevin Sessums January 25, 2009 In Musselman’s case, the thrill is probably less about money than the Adrenalin rush of a wildly successful gamble. Crude Power: The Truth About Africa’s Oil Millions Lloyd Grove March 13, 2014 We […]
(def 1). Contemporary Examples “There’s an adrenaline rush in being in war zones, and there’s no doubt Lara thrived on it,” says CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. The Price Lara Logan Paid Howard Kurtz February 19, 2011 Above all else, it is clear that ISIS is an adrenaline addict. ISIS Risks Everything to Declare a […]
- Adrenaline rush
noun a sudden burst of energy from an increase in the hormone and neurotransmitter adrenaline, esp. increased heart rate and blood pressure, perspiration, blood sugar, and metabolism Examples Bungee jumping gives most people an adrenaline rush. Contemporary Examples “There’s an adrenaline rush in being in war zones, and there’s no doubt Lara thrived on it,” […]
adjective affected with adrenaline; excited and intense Examples an adrenaline-charged meeting Usage Note informal Contemporary Examples More kept coming, and in those first adrenaline-charged moments nobody was sure where in the sprawling complex to go. Inside the Washington Navy Yard’s Building 197 During Alexis’s Rampage Michael Daly September 18, 2013