adrenal gland

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Synonyms for adrenal gland

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

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Named after the famous neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing, who first discovered it, the condition occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much steroid hormone, called cortisol.
The adrenal glands control many bodily functions and play a critical role in our resistance to stress.
Papeta told the media that the two pathologists had taken brain, lung, adrenal gland and blood samples as well as cerebrospinal fluid and sent them to the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics for the necessary testing.
However, there is no clear evidence that ongoing stress causes the adrenal glands to "burn out," at least not any more than the body's many other vital organs and systems might "burn out.
In theory, electroacupuncture might still help a minority of patients whose adrenal glands work well, but not many others.
But some cancer specialists feel that removing the adrenal glands (adrenalectomy) is inappropriate.
ARIMIDEX stops the production of estrogen from the adrenal glands (near the kidneys) a main source of estrogen for post-menopausal women.
The studies went beyond animal experimentation last year when the same Mexican researchers announced they had successfully transplanted cells from patients' adrenal glands into their brains (SN: 4/18/87, p.
While commonly thought of as the "male hormone," testosterone is produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands and normally is present in healthy young women, although at about 20-fold lower levels than in men.
On CT and MRI, the attenuation and signal intensity of hyperplastic adrenal glands are usually similar to that of the normal adrenal gland, although noncontrast attenuation could be lower in some cases.
Yogis believe that back bending invigorates the central nervous system by squeezing the adrenal glands.
area who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are encouraged to take part in a study at the National Institutes of Health on the possible role of the adrenal glands in the disorder.
All stress triggers a physiological response that causes your adrenal glands to pump out inappropriate amounts of hormones.
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