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Adrenal gland

Adrenal gland
(Science: anatomy, endocrinology) this gland is found above each kidney and it made up of an outer wall (cortex) that secretes important steroid hormones and an inner portion (medulla) that produces adrenaline (adrenaline) and noradrenaline (noradrenaline).
The hormones help control heart rate, blood pressure, the way the body uses food, and other vital functions.
Either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney.Part of the endocrine system which is usually divided into to distinct parts, which secrete different hormones into the bloodstream. One of these hormones is adrenaline, which is secreted in ‘fight or flight circumstances.

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