two small glands located on top of the kidneys that secrete hormones.
one of two endocrine glands located near the kidneys that produce hormones and epinephrine.
An endocrine gland situated on the top of the kidney.
One of a pair of small glands, each of which sits on top of one of the kidneys. These glands produce hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, the way the body uses food and other vital functions.
The organ that sits on top of each kidney and that makes a variety of hormones including the sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone), stress hormones (epinephrine and norepinephrine), and steroid hormones (DHEA), among others.
The gland located directly adjacent to the kidney which produces epinephrine (adrenalin) and produces several hormones, including cortisone and hydrocortisone.
either of two small glands, one at the upper end of each kidney.
either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
Grape-sized endocrine gland above each kidney that influences heart rate, blood pressure, hormone production, etc.
A pair of glands situated above the kidney, responsible for making steroids.
Small gland that lies on the top of each kidney which secretes hormones such as steroids, androgens and hormones affecting blood pressure as well as epinehprine.
A flattened, roughly triangular body resting upon the upper end of each kidney.
( Frog, Rat) An endocrine gland located adjacent to the kidney in mammals; composed of two glandular portions: an outer cortex, which responds to endocrine signals in reacting to stress and effecting salt and water balance, and a central medulla, which responds to nervous inputs in reacting to stress.
a paired set of organs located above the kidneys that produce epinephrine and other hormones.
Produces hormones that help control the heart rate, blood pressure, the way the body uses food, and other vital functions. The adrenal cortex secretes steroid (cortisone-related) hormones and mineralocortoids that regulate the levels of minerals such as sodium and potassium in the blood.
A small gland in the body that releases a variety of hormones that help us deal with stress. Two of these hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine, are also part of the flight-or-fight response. Cocaine sharply increases the levels of these hormones in the body.
(uh-DREE-nul...) A small gland that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These hormones help control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important body functions. There are two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney. Also called suprarenal gland.
a gland that is at the upper end of each kidney; it is a ductless glands that secretes catecholamines (epinephrine and norepinephrine) from the medulla portion of the gland and steroid hormones (such as cortisol) from the cortex portion of the gland
the pair of adrenal glands are located on top of both kidneys. Adrenal glands work hand-in-hand with the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
an organ located above each kidney that produces various hormones. The medulla (inner part) of the adrenal gland secretes adrenaline (epinephrine). The cortex (outer part) secretes steroids such as cortisol and certain androgens. The adrenal cortex are stimulated to produce hormones by the pituitary hormone ACTH; reduced secretion (adrenal insufficiency) can lead to fatigue, anorexia and weight loss.
Small glands near the kidneys that make the hormone adrenaline.
The adrenal produces three major classes of hormones, each of which aid in dealing with the multitude of small and large stresses faced by animals and people almost daily.
(uh-DREE-null gland) ( listen) Endocrine gland located above each kidney. The inner part ( medulla) of each gland secretes the hormone adrenaline and the outer part ( cortex) secretes steroids.
A flattened body above either kidney, consisting of a cortex and a medulla, the former elaborating steroid hormones and the latter epinephrine and norepinephrine.
The gland located superior to the kidney which is responsible for the production of epinephrine. ("epi" - above + "nephros" - kidney) image
Hormones, such as cortisol, are produced by the adrenal glands, which are located on top of each kidney. These hormones, as well as adrenaline, aid your body in times of stress, physiologically helping your body adjust to the stressful period until it has passed.
Gland located immediately adjacent to the kidney that produces epinephrine (adrenaline) and several steroid hormones, including cortisone and hydrocortisone.
A pair of hormone producing glands located above the kidneys.
One adrenal gland is located near each kidney. Their main function is to produce hormones that regulate metabolism and control fluid balance and blood pressure. Adrenal glands also produce small amounts of “male” hormones (androgens) and “female” hormones (estrogens and progesterone).
a small gland, located at the top of each kidney, that produces steroid hormones and adrenaline, which help control heart rate, blood pressure, and other body functions.
A small endocrine gland that secretes steroids and catecholamines and is located superior to each kidney; also called suprarenal gland.
endocrine gland situated on top of the kidneys (also called 'suprarenal gland')
one adrenal gland is located near each kidney. Their main function is to produce hormones which control metabolism, fluid balance, and blood pressure. In addition, they produce small amounts of "male" hormones (androgens) and "female" hormones (estrogens and progesterone).
In mammals, the adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are the triangle-shaped endocrine glands that sit atop the kidneys; their name indicates that position (ad, "near" or "at" + renes, "kidneys"). They are chiefly responsible for regulating the stress response through the synthesis of corticosteroids and catecholamines, including cortisol and adrenaline.