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adrenal

1. on or near the kidneys
2. of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions
3. an adrenal gland
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The drug, which consists of hydrocortisone granules in capsules for opening is indicated for "replacement therapy of adrenal insufficiency in infants, children and adolescents" from birth to the age of 18.
Evidence: "The theory of adrenal fatigue --which was coined by chiropractor James Wilson in the late '90s--is that overexertion of the adrenal glands as they continuously pump out the stress hormone Cortisol eventually leads the adrenals to burn out, resulting in an inability to respond to stress," explains Rashmi Mullur, an endocrinologist and assistant professor of medicine at UCLA.
According to my old physiology book and Wikipedia, the adrenal glands are a pair of small acorn-shaped organs located on the top of each kidney.
"If someone had normal blood pressure and then all of a sudden developed high blood pressure later in life (after age 55), this is suspicious of a secondary underlying cause, such as an adrenal nodule producing too much hormone."
The World Health Organization recognizes adrenal fatigue syndrome as a real, clinical entity.
This patent expands the firm's exclusivity position in the US, where Chronocort has already received Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of both congenital adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal insufficiency from the US Food and Drug Administration, which provides the potential for seven years of market exclusivity awarded on approval.
CT revealed a well circumscribed, internally heterogeneous, progressively enhancing, 140x123 mm mass in the left adrenal gland with areas of fat attenuation and calcifications (Figure 1).
Imaging plays a critical role in the work-up and clinical management of adrenal disease.
Adrenal fatigue is said to occur when the adrenal glands become drained and unable to produce cortisol.
Your cat has two adrenal glands, which are tiny glands located near the kidneys.
Natural and alternative health practitioners have adopted the term adrenal fatigue to describe the collection of symptoms frequently experienced by people suffering from stress-induced exhaustion.