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What is the function of adrenal glands in adults?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the function of the adrenal gland in the body?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Endocrine gland: The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and their main function is to make hormones. The adrenal glands make hormones in response to stress (cortisol, epinephrine), hormones that affect kidney function and blood pressure (aldosterone), and sex hormones (androgens). These hormones circulate all around the body to affect the target organs and tissues.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Describe the function of the adrenal gland?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 28 years experience
Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the function of the adrenal gland in human body?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 28 years experience
Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you please explain the function of the left adrenal gland?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Same: As right. Endocrine ( aldosterone, cortisol) and neurotransmitter: epinephrine.
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