a gland that affects certain types of hair growth
(a dree´ nal) [L. ad-: toward + renes: kidneys] • An endocrine gland located near the kidneys of vertebrates, consisting of two glandular parts, the cortex and medulla.
pertaining to either of two adrenal glands located just above the kidneys.
One of a pair of glands lying above each kidney which produce hormones to control blood pressure and other vital functions
adj 1: of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions 2: near the kidneys n : either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney. ( source)
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Adrenal gland tumors are rare and vary considerably in terms of type, secondary signs, treatment and outcome. Almost any sign may be associated with adrenal tumors. Two general types of adrenal tumors exist-adrenocortical carcinoma and pheochromocytoma. A variety of blood tests and radiographic studies may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. Treatment is generally with surgery, although some cases may respond to medical management. Surgery can be difficult due to frequent invasion of large blood vessels (vena cava) and kidney. Secondary changes due to hormone production from the tumor may complicate treatment.
two triangular-shaped glands above the kidney that produce cortisol and stress hormones
Glands: Two glands near the kidneys that produce hormones, including some male sex hormones - the adrenal androgens.
gland secreting the hormone adrenaline and three classes of steroid hormones including the glucocorticoids.
a gland of the endocrine system that produces essential hormones including adrenaline (epinephrine) and cortisol
An organ located above the kidneys - it manufactures a natural steroid called cortisol, which is associated with stress.
the two adrenal glands are located above the kidneys; they produce a variety of different hormones, including sex hormones - e.g., adrenal androgens.
Relating to or on the kidneys. Also used to describe the effects of the adrenal glands.
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Near or upon the kidney.