The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys. The hormones produced by the adrenal glands affect nearly every organ in the body.
The inner layer of the adrenal gland releases substances (hormones) such as adrenaline that:
The outer layer of the adrenal gland releases hormones such as cortisol that:
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAlan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology
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