Definition of Adrenalectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands.

Exact synonyms: Suprarenalectomy
Generic synonyms: Ablation, Cutting Out, Excision, Extirpation

Definition of Adrenalectomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The removal of one or both adrenal glands, usually advised for patients with tumours in those glands. ¹

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Medical Definition of Adrenalectomy

1. Excision of one or both adrenal glands. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adrenalectomy

adrenal medulla
adrenal medullary imaging
adrenal myelolipoma
adrenal rest tumour
adrenal virilism
adrenal virilizing syndrome
adrenal weight factor
adrenalectomy (current term)
adrenalin rush
adrenaline oxidase
adrenaline reversal
adrenaline rush
adrenaline rushes

Literary usage of Adrenalectomy

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Effects of adrenalectomy on Thyroid Function and Insulin Levels in Obese (ob/ob) ... adrenalectomy reduces the accelerated weight of the ob/ob mouse (16, ..."

2. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Indeed, some authors report that adrenalectomy reduces the acute effects of systemic (Cador et al. 1993) or intra-accumbens (Cools 1991; Cador et al. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The serotonin concentrations were unchanged by adrenalectomy, which suggests that in brainstem the decrease of tryptophan hydroxylase is reflected by the ..."

4. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"(la—138) (la—138) The Effect of adrenalectomy upon the Total Metabolism of the Cat. Joseph C. Aub, Jonathan Forman and Elizabeth M. Bright, Am. /. ..."

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