adrenal medulla
The inner part of the adrenal gland (a small organ on top of each kidney). The adrenal medulla makes chemicals such as epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) which are involved in sending nerve signals.

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  • Adrenal gland — One of a pair of small glands, each of which sits on top of one of the kidneys. The adrenal is made up of an outer wall (the cortex) and an inner portion (the medulla). The adrenal glands produce hormones that help control the heart rate, blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • Medulla — The innermost part. The spinal medulla, for example, is that part of the spinal cord that is lodged within the vertebral canal. * * * Any soft marrow like structure, especially in the center of a part. SEE ALSO: m. oblongata. SYN: substantia… …   Medical dictionary

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