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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:
Current as of: December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Alan C. Dalkin MD - Endocrinology
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