suprarenal gland
noun Date: 1830 adrenal gland

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • suprarenal gland — n ADRENAL GLAND * * * glandula suprarenalis …   Medical dictionary

  • suprarenal gland — noun either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney • Syn: ↑adrenal gland, ↑adrenal • Derivationally related forms: ↑adrenal (for: ↑adrenal) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suprarenal gland — Capsule Cap sule (k[a^]p s[=u]l), n. [L. capsula a little box or chest, fr. capsa chest, case, fr. capere to take, contain: cf. F. capsule.] 1. (Bot.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suprarenal gland — A small gland that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These hormones help control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important body functions. There are two suprarenal glands, one on top of each kidney. Also called adrenal… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • suprarenal gland — suprare′nal gland n. anat. adrenal gland • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • suprarenal gland — /suprəˈrinəl ˌglænd/ (say soohpruh reenuhl .gland) noun either of a pair of ductless glands, located in humans at the upper end, and in most vertebrates at the anterior end, of the kidneys, which secrete adrenaline and a number of steroid… …   Australian English dictionary

  • suprarenal gland. — See adrenal gland. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • suprarenal gland — noun The adrenal gland, which is located just above the kidney in humans …   Wiktionary

  • suprarenal gland. — See adrenal gland. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • medial border of suprarenal gland — margo medialis glandulae suprarenalis …   Medical dictionary

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