# Where is the location of adrenal glands?

May 20, 2016

Adrenal glands are located on both sides of the body in the retroperitoneum, $\textcolor{red}{\text{above the kidneys}}$.

#### Explanation:

Humans have the $\textcolor{red}{\text{right adrenal gland in a shape of pyramid}}$,
and the $\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{left one in semilunar shape, which is also a bit larger}}$.
(check the photo above)

$\textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{\text{Facts}} :$

• Glands are often about 5x3 cm in size
• Combined they weigh 7-10 grams (in a adult human)
• Glands are $\textcolor{y e l l o w}{\text{yellowish}}$ in colour.