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What does the Pituitary Gland do?


Answer by  shego (255)

The pituitary gland lies at the base of the brain and controls the growth hormone. This tiny gland is responsible for normal development, including puberty. If the gland becomes defective, diseased or imbalanced, serious consequences can occur. Giantism and dwarfism can be caused by the pituitary gland that is not functioning properly.

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Answer by  kph0329 (637)

The pituitary gland produces growth hormone. It is referred to as the "master gland," because it controls the function of the endocrine glands, such as the thyroid gland and the adrenal glands, telling them to produce hormones needed for normal bodily function.


Answer by  Phil (103)

The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain and serves the main purpose of a neuroendocrine regulator of several different hormonal systems. Its main purpose is to release stimulating hormones that regulate the adrenal, thyroid, and other endocrine glands. It works by use of a feedback loop from these downstream organs.


Answer by  Anonymous

the pituitary gland is a pea size gland located in your brain. It secretes sex hormones in male (testerone) and females (estrogen and progestron) from puberty and throughout adulthood. These hormones create development of sperm and eggs and menstrual cycle.


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