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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: November 6, 2018
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 and Metabolism