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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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 Her rheumatologist prescribed corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory drugs made to replicate the hormone cortisol, which is naturally produced by the adrenal glands), which immediately reduced the swelling in her joints. Kimberly Goad, Woman's Day, "I Suffered With Pain For Years Before I Knew What Was Wrong," 19 Feb. 2021 Whenever your body is working in under-threat mode, your adrenal glands also release the stress hormone cortisol to temporarily increase energy production. John Hudson, Wired, "If You Are Going to Survive, You Must Prepare to Fail," 11 Jan. 2021 The antler growth is initiated by a burst of testosterone which could come from the doe’s adrenal glands. Tony Kalna Jr., Outdoor Life, "The 22-Point, World-Record Doe," 16 Dec. 2020 Exercise regulates the body's central stress response system, called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which can help reduce cortisol and other harmful stress hormones. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "You're not nuts. This really is a crazy time. Here are a dozen ways to cope," 20 Oct. 2020 Dexamethasone is from a class known as corticosteroids, which are similar to a natural hormone produced in the adrenal glands, endocrine glands that sit atop the kidneys. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Alex Jones' claims about Trump's COVID-19 treatments, 'deep state' are false," 5 July 2012 Normally just a whisper of ACTH is enough to get the adrenal glands working. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "She Craved Salt and Felt Nauseated for Months. What Was Wrong?," 30 Sep. 2020 The dead dolphins had severe lung disease and degenerated adrenal glands—organs that regulate hormones, the immune system, responses to stress, and more. Brishti Basu, National Geographic, "Wildfire smoke may harm whales and dolphins: Here’s what we know," 30 Sep. 2020 The hypothalamus tells our adrenal glands to pump stress hormones — cortisol and epinephrine — to prepare our bodies to fight or run. Stephanie Anderson Witmer, Good Housekeeping, "Why Politics Makes You So Angry, According to Psychologists," 24 Aug. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adrenal. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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