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Pituitary gland

Location of pituitary gland beneath the brain, with close-up of the gland

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

Current as of: March 31, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Alan C. Dalkin MD - Endocrinology

 
 

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