Adrenal Gland

Releasing More Hormones


An adrenal gland is located on top of each kidney. Like many glands, the adrenal glands work hand-in-hand with the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The adrenal glands make and release corticosteroid hormones and epinephrine that maintain blood pressure and regulate metabolism.  

Fun Fact:

All types of adrenal insufficiency are rare. The incidence of primary AI (Addison’s disease) is estimated at just six new cases per million people per year.

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