Adrenal Gland

Adrenal Gland and Kidney

The adrenal glands are found on top of the kidneys. These glands interact with the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, both found in the brain, to secrete hormones that assist in regulating metabolism and stress. Adrenal glands can be divided into the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla. The adrenal cortex secretes hormones that regulate metabolism whereas the latter secretes hormones epinephrine and norepinphrine.

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