You searched for: “adrenal”
adrenal (noun), adrenals (pl)
A scientific term which is used to describe a pair of endocrine glands which are located at the top of the kidneys in a human body: The adrenals have an impact on stress hormones, like adrenaline, as well as controlling the way the kidneys operate.
adrenal (adjective); more adrenal, most adrenal
Pertaining to the area near or upon the kidney: A hormone that is secreted by the suprarenal or adrenal gland can raise a person's blood pressure.
Word Entries containing the term: “adrenal”
addisonian crisis, acute adrenocortical insufficiency, adrenocortical crisis, adrenal crisis
The syndrome which accompanies the acute onset or aggravation of Addison's disease or other forms of adrenal insufficiency, resulting in lethargy, fever, vascular collapse, and often death.
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “adrenal”
adrenal gland, suprarenal gland
A triangular gland situated on top of the kidney.
- The cortex (outer part) secretes various steroid hormones and other hormones that control salt and water metabolism and regulate the use of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
- The medulla (inner part) secretes the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline which, during times of stress, prepare the body for "fight or flight".