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Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is a small, pea-sized gland in your brain that sits just behind the bridge of your nose. It is the master gland of the endocrine system, as it controls many other hormone glands such as the thyroid, the adrenal glands, the testes (testicles) and ovaries. It gets controlled by the hypothalamus and forwards information to the other glands. The pituitary gland produces hormones such as growth hormone, prolactin, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).


  1. WebMD: The Endocrine System and Glands of the Human Body. https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/endocrine-system-facts (accessed 31. July 2020)
  2. Healthline: What Are Glands in the Body? https://www.healthline.com/health/what-are-glands#glands-to-know (accessed 31. July 2020)

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