Adrenal glands (suprarenal glands)

Adrenal glands are found above the kidneys and are attached to the top of each kidney.


Their weights are approximately 4 gr.


Although adrenal glands very small, they secrete vital hormones that regulate the entire system of the body.

Adrenal gland hormones

Another name for the adrenal gland is "suprarenal gland".


Adrenal gland has 2 layers.  Cortex and Medulla.


Aldosterone, glucocorticoid (cortisone hormone) and sex hormones are secreted from the cortex layer.


Adrenalin/noradrenaline is secreted from the medulla layer.