One-Stop Pituitary Clinic: The pituitary gland

The pituitary gland is a small gland (about the size of a pea) that is located at the base of the brain behind the bridge of your nose. This gland is made up of many different cells.  Each different type of cell produces a specific type of hormone.  Each hormone, in turn, sends messages to other parts of the body to do a different job.  Because of the many functions of the pituitary, it is often called the “master gland.”

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Last updated: Fri, 2013-04-19 16:44