Definitions

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

  • adj. Located on or above the kidney.
  • n. A suprarenal part, especially an adrenal gland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. located on, or above the kidney

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated above, or anterior to, the kidneys.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated upon or over the kidneys; specifically, adrenal.
  • n. A suprarenal capsule; an adrenal.
  • n. Also surrenal.

Etymologies

supra- +‎ renal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The first transplant operation or [words indistinct] of -- I don't know what they call it -- suprarenal glands, was conducted using this experience and some prominent foreign figures who helped us.

    INAUGURATION-IUBERO-AMERICAN NEUROLOGICAL CENTER

  • In the case of aphrodisiac potions, herbalists select ingredients with known affinities for the sexual organs, blood and vital glands, especially the sexually all-important suprarenal glands.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • Secretions from the suprarenal include vital sex hormones as well as cortisone, which relieves arthritic inflammations in the joints.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • Breathing in this posture provides direct diaphragmatic massage to kidneys and the sexually vital suprarenal glands.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • The essential active element in this remarkable herb has natural affinities for the suprarenal glands and for the circulatory system.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • These glands, which straddle the tops of both kidneys like hats, are called the ‘suprarenal glands’ in Western parlance.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • The suprarenal glands, owing to their position on top of the kidneys, receive the most direct stimulation from the descending diaphragm when the abdominal wall is locked into place.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • Benefits: This point is related to the kidneys and suprarenal glands.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • Besides stimulating hormone production in the suprarenal glands, which in turn stimulates other related glands, this drug has a salutory effect on circulation of blood.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • The pituitary, which is the master regulator of the endocrine system, then secreted its vital hormones into the bloodstream, and these in turn stimulated the suprarenal glands to secrete their hormones, which include cortisone.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

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