Adrenal

  • (noun): Either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney.
    Synonyms: adrenal gland, suprarenal gland
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on adrenal:

Corticotrophin
... an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is often produced in response to biological stress (along with its precursor corticotropin-releasing hormone from the ... A deficiency of ACTH is a cause of secondary adrenal insufficiency (Primary adrenal insufficiency, also called Addison's disease, occurs when the adrenal glands can't respond ...
Lisa Lee Dark - Early Life
... with a rare medical condition called Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) ... The condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), leads to an excessive outpouring of the male hormone testosterone during the early part of foetal life While the genes are thoroughly xx female, an ... in the body’s hormonal balance and causes the adrenal glands to produce low levels of cortisol, the stress hormone ...
Adrenal Gland Disorder
... Adrenal gland disorders (or diseases) are conditions that interfere with the normal functioning of the adrenal glands ... They are characterized by adrenal insufficiencies, where there are deficiencies in the availability of steroids that are produced by the adrenal glands ... Adrenal Gland disorder is rather prevalent in small animals including rabbits, ferrets guinea pigs ...
Myelolipoma - Causes
... Older theories proposing a non-neoplastic origin include the following Adrenal cortical cells, or other cells within the stroma of the adrenal cortex that are able to differentiate, may reversibly change into ... This might occur because of the actions of adrenal cortex hormones, or of hormones released by the pituitary gland that act on the adrenal glands, such as ...
Absent Adrenal Gland
... Absent adrenal gland is a rare condition where the adrenal gland is absent at birth ... It should not be confused with adrenal insufficiency or congenital adrenal hyperplasia, where the gland is present but may not be functioning adequately ... Due to the absence of adrenal cortex, the condition causes extreme symptoms of adrenal insufficiency at birth due to very low levels of aldosterone and cortisol ...

More definitions of "adrenal":

  • (adj): Of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions.
  • (adj): Near the kidneys.