adrenal gland

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of adrenal gland

1875


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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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