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”.
Definition for "pituitary body"
The controlling gland of this endocrine system; positioned…