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Overview of the Adrenal Glands

By David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital

The adrenal glands of mammals are located near the cranial pole of the kidneys. They consist of two distinct parts, the outer cortex and inner medulla, that differ in morphology, function, and origin.