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Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland

Picture 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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology
Last Revised August 2, 2012

Last Revised: August 2, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology

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