Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated near or in contact with the kidney: specifically, noting the adrenal or suprarenal glands.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Suprarenal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions.
  • adjective Near the kidneys.
  • noun An adrenal gland.

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

  • noun either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
  • adjective of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions
  • adjective near the kidneys

Etymologies

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

[ad– + renal.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

ad- +‎ renal

Examples

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  • You cannot allow your supply of steroids to run out or accidentally skip a few days without risking serious consequences, such as a sudden flare or a condition called adrenal insufficiency.

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  • You cannot allow your supply of steroids to run out or accidentally skip a few days without risking serious consequences, such as a sudden flare or a condition called adrenal insufficiency.

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  • You cannot allow your supply of steroids to run out or accidentally skip a few days without risking serious consequences, such as a sudden flare or a condition called adrenal insufficiency.

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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 or suprarenal gland, which is located on the top of the kidneys, has two parts, the outer adrenal cortex and the inner core called adrenal m e d u l l a.

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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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