adrenal gland


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  • noun

Synonyms for adrenal gland

either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney

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In addition to taking a high-quality multivitamin, these three vitamins are essential for adrenal gland health:
Typically, KCNJ5 appears to help normalize the levels of the sodium-retaining hormone Aldosterone by regulating how much potassium is pumped in and out of Aldosterone-producing cells which are located on the outer layer of the adrenal glands.
In contrast, malignant tumors of the adrenal gland have relatively little intracytoplasmic lipid, which can be detected by CT and MRI.
THE adrenal glands lie just above the kidneys and produce a hormone called cortisol, a hormone with potent anti-inflammatory and immuno- suppressive effects.
Localization and differential expression of adenylyl cyclase messenger ribonucleic acids in rat adrenal gland determined by in situ hybridization.
Twenty-four patients had tumours on the left adrenal gland, 47 on the right adrenal gland and 2 had bilateral tumours.
At the same time, it regenerates the adrenal glands, so that they eventually produce balanced amounts of their own cortisol.
The stress of being born induces the release of the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline-collectively called catecholamines-from the adrenal glands.
No normal adrenal gland was identified, but adrenal fragments were attached to the tumor.
During the 13-month follow-up, his blood pressure, blood glucose and endocrine examinations went back to normal and his CT scan showed no enlargement in the bilateral adrenal gland.
Dolphins washed up in the northern Gulf of Mexico were found to have horrific lung and adrenal gland injuries, consistent with petroleum exposure.
3,5,6) Angiosarcoma of the adrenal gland is exceedingly rare and only several cases have been reported.
Prior to menopause, the ovary produces the bulk of estradiol and progesterone; however, after the ovary shuts down, it is the responsibility of the adrenal gland to make up the difference and take over, so to speak, for hormone production.
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 2 ( ANI ): Parents of an 18-month-old boy in Siliguri, diagnosed with a tumor in his adrenal gland that has increased his weight to 15 kilograms, appealed to the government for financial assistance for the medical treatment of the toddler.
Metastases are the most common malignant lesions involving the adrenal gland.