Medical Dictionary

adrenal gland


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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