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Adrenal glands

Synonym(s)

  • suprarenal gland

Definition(s)

Paired glands situated in the retroperitoneal tissues at the superior pole of each kidney.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A pair of small glands, one located on top of each kidney. They produce steroid hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which help control control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important body functions.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: May 18, 2015