adrenal gland


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adrenal gland either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
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  • H. L. Mencken
    “War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.”


In literature:

Adrenin is a substance secreted into the blood by the adrenal glands.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
Again, the kidneys, and especially the adrenal glands, influence the hair.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The thyroid and adrenal glands are deeply affected.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
This substance was recovered by them from the cortex of the adrenal gland.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
MCCARRISON, R.: (2) The Influence of the Scorbutic Diet on Adrenal Gland, Indian Jour.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess

In news:

Stress and the adrenal gland.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this adrenal gland disorder.
Stress and the adrenal gland .
With a little help from his shady friend Doc (Dwight Yoakam), Chelios vows to keep his adrenal glands in hyperdrive long enough to nail his nemesis and, if he's lucky, find an antidote before the movie's 83 minutes run out.
This has occurred in spite of early discovery of steroid hydroxy lase P450 cytochromes in the adrenal gland.
The endocrine system is a collection of glands in the human body, including the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands.
Animal studies have shown that long-term exposure to cortisol, a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands, kills memory- forming neurons.
The adrenal glands are triangular, orange-colored endocrine glands that sit atop both kidneys.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this rare adrenal gland tumor.