What are Adrenal Glands?

They are star shaped, range-coloured endocrine glands located on top of both kidneys.They produces and releases,when required,certain regulatory hormones and chemical messengers.Also known as suprarenal gland,releases three different classes of hormones responsible for maintaining metabolic processes,regulation balance of salt and water,conrolling the ‘fight or flight’ reponse to stress etc.These glands are also an important source of sex steroids like estrogen and testosterone.