adrenal

noun
ad·​re·​nal | \ə-ˈdrē-nᵊl \

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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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

During the 1960 Democratic presidential primary, aides to Lyndon Johnson correctly reported that his opponent, John F. Kennedy, had adrenal insufficiency. David Steinberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Should the president undergo independent medical evaluations?," 24 May 2018 Her battle with adrenal cortical carcinoma has lasted more than six years. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cancer patient battles illness with cheer, fierce energy and a little gallows humor," 31 Aug. 2017 The movie featured Anthony Conti, a 16-year-old with stage IV adrenal cortical cancer, along with actors such as Johnny Depp, J.K. Simmons and Laura Dern, who were directed by Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwicke and others. Neil Parmar, WSJ, "A Different Kind of Volunteer Work," 10 Sep. 2017 But if left untreated, Addison's can contribute to a slow death from infection or adrenal failure. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "A Dentist Weighs in On What Really Doomed the Franklin Expedition," 22 Aug. 2017 Since she was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2015, the young girl from Dana, North Carolina has had tumors removed from her lung and adrenal gland, and been through five rounds of chemotherapy. Southern Living, "Six-Year-Old North Carolina Cancer Survivor Gets the Best Ride on the First Day of School," 30 Aug. 2017 One family involved in the suit has a daughter diagnosed with leukemia, and another has a daughter diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer that begins in nerve tissue, most commonly in the adrenal glands. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Nine residents sue Sherwin-Williams over South Jersey Superfund sites," 25 Aug. 2017 But one thing did: Addison's disease, a rare disorder caused when the body's adrenal glands don't produce enough of the hormone cortisol. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "A Dentist Weighs in On What Really Doomed the Franklin Expedition," 22 Aug. 2017 The mix aims to combat adrenal fatigue, increase energy levels, and diminish stress with a combination of Vitamin B, Omega 3’s (derived from anchovy, sardine, and mackerel) and ancient Ayurvedic herbs like bacopa, amla and holy basil. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "5 New Beauty Supplements That Will Help You Look and Feel Better," 4 Aug. 2017

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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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adrenal

adjective
ad·​re·​nal | \ə-ˈdrēn-ᵊl \

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 \ adverb

adrenal

noun

Medical Definition of adrenal (Entry 2 of 2)

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