pituitary gland

  • hypophysis
German: Hypophyse
Japanese: 下垂体

Anatomy. A small gland located at the base of the brain and attached by a stalk to the hypothalamus, by which it is regulated. The pituitary gland controls most of the other endocrine glands in the body. The gland is divided into the posterior and anterior pituitary, each responsible for the production of its own unique hormones.

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