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Medical Term:

suprarenal gland


a flattened, roughly triangular body positioned in relation to the superior end of each kidney but attached primarily to the diaphragmatic crura; it is one of the endocrine (ductless) glands furnishing internal secretions (epinephrine and norepinephrine from the medulla and steroid hormones from the cortex).

Synonym(s): glandula suprarenalisTA, adrenal body, adrenal gland, atrabiliary capsule, epinephros, glandula atrabiliaris, paranephros, suprarenal body

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