suprarenal gland

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suprarenal gland

suprarenal gland

n
(Anatomy) another name for adrenal gland

adre′nal gland`


n.
one of a pair of ductless glands, located above the kidneys, consisting of a cortex, which produces steroidal hormones, and a medulla, which produces epinephrine and norepinephrine.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.suprarenal gland - either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidneysuprarenal gland - either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
kidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine; "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"
adrenal cortex - the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones
adrenal medulla - the medulla of the adrenal gland; secretes epinephrine