Suprarenal capsule

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Suprarenal capsule a ductless gland secreting epinephrine, norepinephrine, and steroid hormones, on the upper end of each kidney. It is also called the adrenal gland glandula suprarenalis suprarenal gland epinephros atrabiliary capsule, and adrenal capsule.
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Usage

In literature:

The suprarenal capsules are two little bodies, one perched on the top of each kidney, in shape not unlike that of a conical hat.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The suprarenal capsules are little bodies of half-moon shape which lie above the kidneys.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
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