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

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, 30 Jan. 2020 Too much frat-boy bonhomie sets off my alarms, squeezes the adrenals. Los Angeles Times, 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, 5 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective There are a few sobering examples, like a screening test for babies once widely used in Japan for neuroblastoma, a cancer of the adrenal glands, that found harmless tumors but missed the deadly ones. Gina Kolata, New York Times, 10 June 2022 It’s known to sometimes be caused by genetic syndromes, a family history of the disease, central nervous system problems, and tumors or growths on the ovaries, adrenal glands, pituitary gland or brain. Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2022 These cells give rise to different traits, such as skin and fur pigment, jaws, ears, and the adrenal glands, which are the center of the flight-or-fight response, per a 2014 statement about the original study. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Feb. 2022 One of the secrets of slapstick, for instance, is that a pratfall is rarely painless: its effects on the body are merely delayed by the adrenal excitement of live performance. Ed Halter, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2022 Through his research, Lindsay eventually discovered that an abnormal growth in his adrenal glands was creating an overproduction of the energy-regulating hormone adrenaline in his body. Johnny Dodd, PEOPLE.com, 28 Dec. 2021 Citrus Fruits: The adrenal glands use vitamin C to release cortisol, so our bodies need more vitamin C in times of stress. Wellory, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Denica has Addison’s Disease, a rare and serious disorder of the adrenal glands. Meghan Mccormick, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 His adrenal glands, where cortisol is made, weren’t working at all, just like his thyroid gland. New York Times, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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adrenal corticotrophic hormone

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“Adrenal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenal. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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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 adrenal (audio) \ adverb

adrenal

noun

Medical Definition of adrenal (Entry 2 of 2)

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