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Pituitary Gland


Illustration of the pituitary gland

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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAlan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology
Last RevisedJuly 23, 2010

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