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ACTH a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary that stimulates the cortex of the adrenal gland to produce cortisone and other hormones; adrenocorticotropic hormone.
Addison's disease a disease caused by disturbance or failure of the adrenal glands, resulting in anemia, low blood pressure, weakness, and an abnormal brownish tinge to the skin.
adrenal an adrenal gland. [1/3 definitions]
adrenaline the hormone secreted by the adrenal glands; epinephrine.
adrenocorticotropic able to stimulate the cortex of the adrenal glands.
androstenedione a steroid hormone precursor to testosterone and estrogen that is secreted by the testes, ovaries, and adrenal cortex.
cortex the outer layer of an organ or other body part such as the kidney or the adrenal gland. [1/3 definitions]
cortisol a hormone released from the adrenal cortex in response to stress that suppresses the immune system and increases blood sugar. When used as a drug, this hormone is called hydrocortisone.
cortisone a hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or made synthetically, used esp. to treat arthritis and certain allergies.
dehydroepiandrosterone a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, gonads, and brain that is a precursor of androgens and estrogens.
epinephrine a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that stimulates muscle tissue and raises blood pressure; adrenaline. [1/2 definitions]
medulla bone marrow, or a similar substance forming the inner core of other anatomical organs such as the adrenal glands or the kidneys. [1/3 definitions]
noradrenaline a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and released by the sympathetic nerve endings that triggers the "fight-or-flight response" and is used medically to constrict blood vessels; norepinephrine.
norepinephrine a hormone, secreted by the adrenal glands and released at the sympathetic nerve endings, that triggers the "fight-or-flight response" and is used medically to constrict blood vessels; noradrenaline.
suprarenal a part of the body on or above the kidney, esp. the adrenal gland. [1/2 definitions]