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The pituitary gland releases hormones needed by other parts of the body. It helps other organs and glands such as the thyroid perform necessary functions. More »

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The hypothalamus and pituitary glands work together to regulate the secretion of hormones from other glands. These two glands are physically connected, and the actions of the hypothalamus can affect the pituitary gland. More »

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A pituitary gland tumor refers to an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland, according to Mayo Clinic. Most pituitary gland tumors are noncancerous, and they typically don't spread to other parts of the body. More »

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The pituitary gland regulates and releases certain hormones in the body. The anterior lobe, intermediate lobe and the posterior lobe make up the three parts of the pituitary gland, with each lobe performing a separate fu... More »

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The anterior lobe of the pituitary gland produces six hormones that the body requires for growth, reproduction and regulation, according Emory Healthcare. Pituitary tumors affect one in five individuals. When this gland,... More »

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The pituitary gland, known as the "master gland" of the human body, is directly or indirectly responsible for such wide-ranging bodily functions as growth, reproduction, mood, behavior and metabolism. In women, it is res... More »

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The pituitary gland is a small structure that is located at the base of the posterior brain. It is directly below the hypothalamus and is attached to the hypothalamus by nerve fibers. More »

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