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Adrenal glands

Adrenal glands
Triangular-shaped glands located on top of the kidneys. They produce hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine (adrenalin), and norepinephrine, as well small amounts of estrogens and androgens.

Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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