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.

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

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.]

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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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