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adrenal gland

noun

Definition of ADRENAL GLAND

:  either of a pair of complex endocrine organs near the anterior medial border of the kidney consisting of a mesodermal cortex that produces glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid, and androgenic hormones and an ectodermal medulla that produces epinephrine and norepinephrine —called also adrenal, suprarenal gland

First Known Use of ADRENAL GLAND

1875

adrenal gland

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADRENAL GLAND

:  either of a pair of complex endocrine organs near the anterior medial border of the kidney consisting of a mesodermal cortex that produces glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid, and androgenic hormones and an ectodermal medulla that produces epinephrine and norepinephrine—called also adrenal, suprarenal gland

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