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Descriptor English: Adrenal Glands
Descriptor Spanish: Glándulas Suprarrenales
Descriptor Portuguese: Glândulas Suprarrenais
Descriptor French: Glandes surrénales
Entry term(s): Adrenal Gland
Gland, Adrenal
Glands, Adrenal
Tree number(s): A06.300.071
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000311
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: /surg = probably ADRENALECTOMY; hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis: coord HYPOTHALAMO-HYPOPHYSEAL SYSTEM + PITUITARY-ADRENAL SYSTEM; hyperplasia = ADRENAL GLANDS /pathol (IM) + HYPERPLASIA (NIM); congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) = ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Adrenalectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 314
Unique ID: D000311
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Adrenal Glands - Preferred
Concept UI M0000486
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Adrenal Glands
Entry term(s) Adrenal Gland
Gland, Adrenal
Glands, Adrenal



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