adrenal gland

Pronunciation: (uh-DREE-nul...)

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 adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney. Also called suprarenal gland.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the adrenal gland. There are two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney. The outer part of each gland is the adrenal cortex; the inner part is the adrenal medulla.Hay dos glándulas suprarrenales una por encima de cada riñón. La parte exterior de cada glándula es la corteza suprarrenal; la parte interior es la médula suprarrenal. Date last modified: 2013-06-03Adrenocortical CarcinomaCarcinoma de corteza suprarrenal