Pituitary Gland

[ Pituitary Gland, Hypophysis ]

A pea-sized endocrine gland at the base of the brain that controls growth and development and the actions of certain other endocrine glands.

The pituitary gland produces human growth hormone (hGH), adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), gonadotropic hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and prolactin (PRL).

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