adrenal adrenal  /əd ˈri nəl/


  1. (n) either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
  2. (adj) of or pertaining to the adrenal glands or their secretions
  3. (adj) near the kidneys


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  1. To supplement adrenal output, Kennedy took regular doses of cortisone from 1947 to 1951 and again from 1955 to 1958.
  2. The adrenal glands also release extra cortisol and other glucocorticoids, which help the body convert sugars into energy.
  3. The adrenal attack colors the skin bronze.


  1. Participants Sought for NIH Study of Adrenal Disorder

    The study is limited to individuals with the form of the disorder known as classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Kansas City InfoZine

  2. News & Events

    Adults who have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a disorder of the adrenal glands, may be eligible to take part in a study at the National Institutes of Health on the effectiveness of a new pump which delivers missing adrenal hormones in a manner more closely matching their release by the adrenal glands.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: National Institutes of Health


  1. Gibson jokes that Banner "will have to give his adrenal glands to science because he is revved up all the time."
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Charles Gibson Source: Forbes

  2. After games, Kerney says he lowers the settings so "I can bring my adrenal glands back down" and sleep.
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Patrick Kerney Source:

  3. "But, as the Stars are discovering, there's something to be said for must-win games in February. Nothing stokes the adrenal gland like a playoff chase. It is exciting and it raises your hairs and gets your fever up a little bit, that's nothing but a...
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Marty Turco Source: Edmonton Sun

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