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What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more

Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more


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What does the pituitary gland control in the body? does having a large one influence behavior or any processes that happen in the body?

What does the pituitary gland control in the body? does having a large one influence behavior or any processes that happen in the body?

Pituitary: The pituitary is the control center for a variety of glands and organs such as the thyroid, adrenals and gonads. Please check out this link: http://www.pituitary.org.uk/information/what-is-the-pituitary-gland/hormones/ ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the pituitary gland control and where is it?

Can doctors tell me what does the pituitary gland control and where is it?

Nine hormones: The pituitary gland secretes nine hormones that regulate homeostasis. Growth of the human, breast milk production, sex organ functions, thyroid gland function, the body metabolism, water and osmolarity regulation in the body, water balance of the body, temperature regulation, blood pressre, some aspects of pregnancy and childbirth and pain relief. It is located inside the skull. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the pituitary gland control the adrenal medulla?

No : Hi. No, the pituitary controls the part of the adrenal cortex that makes cortisol, and is a secondary regulator of the part of the cortex that makes aldosterone. Cortisol does have influential effects on the adrenal medulla, so I guess you could say there are some downstream effects from the pituitary. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were to control the pituitary gland in females, what would happen?

I'm just wondering, if you were to control the pituitary gland in females, what would happen?

What do you mean?: Your question makes no sense. The pituitary gland is the "master" gland, controlling other hormone systems in your body. If it is not working correctly there are various treatments depending on what hormone is affected. ...Read more

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What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal: cortex, or outer portion, is mostly controlled by the pituitary, and predominately produces cortisone, aldosterone and some sex hormones. The inner portion, or medulla, is regulated by blood pressure, nervous stimulation, emotions, etc. and produces epinephrine, norepinephrine and some other lesser hormones. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the hypothalamus control the production and release of hormones of the pituitary gland?

Can you tell me how the hypothalamus control the production and release of hormones of the pituitary gland?

Nerve tracts: There are a set of nerve tracts from the hypothalamus that release hormones into the pituitary blood supply. The hormones are called "releasing hormones", and they cause the pituitary to release hormone. Eg. Hypothalamic TRH (thyrotropin releasing hormone) causes the pituitary to release TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). ...Read more

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What to do if i was told that the pituitary gland controls a woman's breast size, is this true or false?

What to do if i was told that the pituitary gland controls a woman's breast size, is this true or false?

No buthttp://www.nyt: A new study has found seven genetic markers that are linked with breast size in women. It has long been known that breast size was in part passed down through families, but this research is the first to locate the specific genetic factors that are associated with variations in lady bumps. ...Read more

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My sis has high level of prolactin controlled by Dostinex, (cabergoline)dose that mean she has pituitary gland tumor? is that related to her Peutz-Jeghers syndrome?

My sis has high level of prolactin controlled by Dostinex, (cabergoline)dose that mean she has pituitary gland tumor? is that related to her Peutz-Jeghers syndrome?

Carney complex: Peutz-Jaeghers (P-J) syndrome is not classically associated with pituitary tumors; there is a syndrome called Carney complex that shares features / is similar to P-J syndrome and without genetic testing, they could be confused. Carney complex is associated with pituitary tumors. 80-95% of patients with P-J syndrome have mutation in STK11 (LKB1) . ...Read more