pituitary body definition

  • noun:
    • The controlling gland of this endocrine system; positioned during the base of the mind.
    • the master gland for the urinary tract; positioned within base of the mind
  • adjective:
    • a a small, somewhat cherry-shaped endocrine gland, operating out of the pituitary fossa, and suspended from the foot of the hypothalamus; the hypophysis; -- called also glandula pituitaria, and basilaris. It secretes th pituitary bodily hormones: oxytocin; vasopresin; antidiuretic hormone; luteinizing hormone; somatotropins; prolactin; thyroid-stimulating hormones; gonadotropins; adrenal corticotropin along with other peptide bodily hormones. It impacts all hormone features, and it is thus known as the “master gland”.

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