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Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland

Picture of the pituitary gland

Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com

The pituitary gland is a small organ located beneath the brain. The pituitary gland produces substances (hormones) that enter the bloodstream and help control many processes of the body.

By Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology
Last Revised August 2, 2012

Last Revised: August 2, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology

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