Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. At, near, or on the kidneys.
  • adj. Of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions.
  • n. An adrenal gland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions.
  • adj. Near the kidneys.
  • n. An adrenal gland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Suprarenal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, a suprarenal capsule; one of a pair of small glandular or follicular but ductless bodies, of unknown function, capping the kidneys in mammals and most other vertebrates. Also called atrabiliary capsule.
  • Situated near or in contact with the kidney: specifically, noting the adrenal or suprarenal glands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
  • adj. of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions
  • adj. near the kidneys

Etymologies

ad- + renal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ad- +‎ renal (Wiktionary)

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  • The suprarenals, also known as the adrenal cortex, produce a variety of hormones of vital importance to various metabolic processes and biological functions.

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  • Adrenal gland has two parts, outer is called adrenal cortex and inner core is called adrenal medulla. hypertrophy means enlargement.

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  • Also called adrenal insufficiency or hypocortisolism, Addison's disease can occur at any age, but is most common in people ages 30 to 50.

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  • For example, testosterone is an anabolic hormone, and synthetic steroids that produce the anabolic actions are known as adrenal gland, is a catabolic hormone.

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  • In some cases, fatigue is a sign of an underlying disease, including metabolic abnormalities, such as adrenal insufficiency.

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  • In some cases, fatigue is a sign of an underlying disease, including cancer, low thyroid, anemia or other metabolic abnormalities, such as adrenal insufficiency.

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