The Adrenal Glands

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The adrenal glands are wedges of glandular and neuroendocrine tissue adhering to the top of the kidneys.  They are located at the level of the 12th thoracic vertebra sitting above and slightly medial to the kidneys, lying within the renal fascia, and separated from the kidneys by a thin layer of connective tissue. In humans, the right...

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