adrenal medulla

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adrenal medulla

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The inner, reddish-brown portion of the adrenal glands that synthesizes, stores, and releases epinephrine and norepinephrine.
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Noun1.adrenal medulla - the medulla of the adrenal glandadrenal medulla - the medulla of the adrenal gland; secretes epinephrine
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
adrenal, adrenal gland, suprarenal gland - either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
medulla - the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
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All work in the cough center in the medullary portion of the brain.
INTRODUCTION: The word osteomyelitis originates from the ancient Greek words osteon (Bone) and mylinos (Marrow) and means infection of medullary portion of the bone, osteomyelitis was first described in 1852 by a French surgeons Edouard Chassaignac.
There is generalized increase in bone density with obliteration of normal trabecular pattern and little or no differentiation between cortical and medullary portions. Bone in bone appearance or endobones may also be seen.