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What is the pituitary?
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Master gland
The pituitary is a gland that is about a centimeter in diameter that sits at the base of the brain in the anterior (front) cranial fossa.
It is in the midline and surrounded on both sides by the carotid arteries. It is at the apex of the nasa passages. The pituitary gland is responsible for hormones that control growth, lactation, urine concentration, thyroid hormone release, sex hormone release.

In brief: Master gland
The pituitary is a gland that is about a centimeter in diameter that sits at the base of the brain in the anterior (front) cranial fossa.
It is in the midline and surrounded on both sides by the carotid arteries. It is at the apex of the nasa passages. The pituitary gland is responsible for hormones that control growth, lactation, urine concentration, thyroid hormone release, sex hormone release.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Master Gland
The pituitary gland is called the master gland.
It sits under the brain and behind the eyes and is the control center for most all hormonal systems in the body.

In brief: Master Gland
The pituitary gland is called the master gland.
It sits under the brain and behind the eyes and is the control center for most all hormonal systems in the body.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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