What hormones are released from the adrenal glands?

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Feb 27, 2016


Adrenal glands produce hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, steroids, cortisol, and cortisone, and chemicals such as adrenalin (epinephrine), norepinephrine, and dopamine.


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The adrenal glands are two glands that sit on top of your kidneys that are made up of two distinct parts.

Adrenal Cortex
—> outer part of the gland
—> Performs vital functions and hormones are necessary for life.
—> produces hormones that are vital to life, such as cortisol (which helps regulate metabolism and helps your body respond to stress) and aldosterone (which helps control blood pressure).

Adrenal Medulla
—> the inner part of the gland
—> contributes to the fight-or-flight response
—> produces nonessential (that is, you don’t need them to live) hormones:
1. Adrenaline or Epinephrine helps your body react to stress.
2. Norepinephrine. Also known as noradrenaline, this hormone works with epinephrine in responding to stress. However, it can cause vasoconstriction (the narrowing of blood vessels). This results in high blood pressure.