Which gland is located right above the kidneys?


Adrenal glands are located above the kidneys.

Adrenal glands

The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that perform quite a lot of functions in the body.

  • The human body has two adrenal glands, the right of which is pyramidal and the left of which is semilunar shape.
  • The left adrenal gland is bigger than the right.
  • The glands are usually about 5×3 cm in size and their combined weight ranges from 7 to 10 grams. Healthy glands are yellowish.

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