adrenal gland

noun

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

Examples of adrenal gland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These usually are made in the adrenal gland and are often malignant (cancerous). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 10 Mar. 2022 Cortisol is released from the adrenal gland and is an anti-inflammatory and a catabolic hormone that breaks down cells. Kelly O'mara, Outside Online, 15 May 2014 And, in 2020, that was when the couple learned the cancer had spread to his adrenal gland. The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Nov. 2021 Earlier this year, a scan showed the cancer had progressed again, this time to her adrenal gland. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 And these networks might extend beyond the confines of cells: Cortisol made by mitochondria in the adrenal gland can influence mitochondria elsewhere, creating a long-distance means of communicating stress, Sandi added. Quanta Magazine, 6 July 2021 Lindsay suspected there might be something in his adrenal gland that acted like a tumor, but wasn't one. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 Lehlani Edwards died of multiple injuries from child abuse, including a lacerated liver, hemorrhaging to the adrenal gland and other internal injuries, according to prosecutors. Sophie Sherry, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 By the time Lou resurfaced as the head coach of South Carolina in 1999, his final coaching stop, the cancer had spread to Beth’s liver, lung, ovary and adrenal gland. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, 2 July 2020 See More

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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adrenal gland

noun

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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