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

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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