Adrenal gland

The adrenal gland Also Known as suprarenal gland are Endocrine gland that produce a variety of hormones Including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and Cortisol . They are Found Above the Kidneys . Each Gland has an Outer cortex Which produces steroid hormones and an Inner medulla. The adrenal cortex itself is divide into three main Zones , the zona Glomerulosa , zona Fasciculata , zona Reticularis . The adrenal glands are located on the Both sides of the body in the Kidneys, retroperitoneum , above and slightly medial to the Kidneys . In Humans the right adrenal gland is pyramidal in Shape whereas the left is semilunar or crescent shaped, and somewhat larger. The adrenal gland measure approximately 3cm in width , 5cm in length, and up to 1.0 cm in thickness, their combine weight in Adult human ranges From 7 to 10 grams . The glands are yellowish in Colour .


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