adrenal

noun
ad·​re·​nal | \ ə-ˈdrē-nᵊl How to pronounce adrenal (audio) \

Definition of adrenal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

adrenal

adjective

Definition of adrenal (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal glands or their secretions adrenal steroids

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Examples of adrenal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This type of treatment is being used to fight a number of cancers of the blood and solid organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and uterus. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Immunotherapy called ‘the future of cancer care,’ but not without risks, costs: Health Matters," 30 Jan. 2020 Too much frat-boy bonhomie sets off my alarms, squeezes the adrenals. Los Angeles Times, "Postcard From L.A.: Del Mar always brings out the social crowd. This year, protesters also showed up," 25 July 2019 In addition, forearm stand also increases the blood flow to your head and detoxifies the adrenals, which is also said to aid in decreasing anxiety. Quentin Vennie, chicagotribune.com, "15 yoga poses to heal your whole body," 5 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The suit alleges that after Galusha-Beck’s infection was successfully treated, hospital staff missed obvious signs of adrenal insufficiency, which led to circulatory collapse and death. Bend Bulletin, oregonlive, "Family sues Bend hospital for $26.5 million after woman died following breast infection," 31 Dec. 2019 The writer’s death was confirmed by her friend Mame Kennedy, who said Ms. O’Neill had been battling various illnesses, including adrenal cancer, for several years. Tim Carman, BostonGlobe.com, "Molly O’Neill, prizewinning food writer, dies at 66," 21 June 2019 Cella has Addison’s disease, also called adrenal insufficiency because his adrenal glands, located above his kidneys, could not produce enough cortisol. Pomerado News, "Disease doesn’t stop determined fourth-grader," 9 Oct. 2019 The body’s stress response is regulated by the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis. Rod Mccullom, Quartz, "How bullying may shape adolescent brains," 7 Oct. 2019 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, "This college dropout was bedridden for 11 years. Then he invented a surgery and cured himself," 27 July 2019 The writer’s death was confirmed by her friend Mame Kennedy, who said Ms. O’Neill had been battling various illnesses, including adrenal cancer, for several years. Tim Carman, BostonGlobe.com, "Molly O’Neill, prizewinning food writer, dies at 66," 21 June 2019 Treatments include adrenal steroid replacement and stem cell transplantation and are effective only during a narrow window. USA TODAY, "Summer snow, yellow jacket super nests, laundered cat: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2019 The writer’s death was confirmed by her friend Mame Kennedy, who said Ms. O’Neill had been battling various illnesses, including adrenal cancer, for several years. Tim Carman, BostonGlobe.com, "Molly O’Neill, prizewinning food writer, dies at 66," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of adrenal

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrenal

Noun

derivative of adrenal entry 2

Adjective

ad- + (supra)renal entry 1 (describing the location of the gland)

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The first known use of adrenal was in 1863

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13 Feb 2020

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“Adrenal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenal. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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adrenal

adjective
ad·​re·​nal | \ ə-ˈdrēn-ᵊl How to pronounce adrenal (audio) \

Medical Definition of adrenal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal glands or their secretion

Other Words from adrenal

adrenally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce adrenally (audio) \ adverb

adrenal

noun

Medical Definition of adrenal (Entry 2 of 2)

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