adrenal weight factor

a·dre·nal weight fac·tor

a postulated substance of adenohypophysial origin responsible for maintenance of the weight of the adrenal cortex.
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adrenal weight factor

A physiologically naïve, now long-obsolete term for a substance hypothetically produced by the anterior hypophysis which maintained the adrenal gland's weight.
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