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Adrenal gland

Introduction: Adrenal gland

Description of Adrenal gland

Adrenal gland: A small gland that produces steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline, which help control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important body functions. There are two adrenal glands, one located on top of each kidney.
Source: National Institute of Health

Adrenal gland: either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Adrenal gland: paired glands situated in the retroperitoneal tissues at the superior pole of each kidney.
Source: CRISP

Adrenal gland: Paired glands situated in the retroperitoneal tissues at the superior pole of each kidney.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Adrenal gland: A pair of glands located at the cranial pole of each of the two KIDNEYS. Each adrenal gland is composed of two distinct endocrine tissues with separate embryonic origins, the ADRENAL CORTEX producing STEROIDS and the ADRENAL MEDULLA producing NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Adrenal gland as an Organ

Adrenal gland (organ): Another name for Adrenal glands.

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Broader terms for Adrenal gland

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The term Adrenal gland can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Adrenal gland

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WordNet 2.1

  • ductless gland,endocrine,endocrine gland
  • gland,secreter,secretor,secretory organ
  • organ
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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