pituitary gland definition

  • noun:
    • A small oval hormonal gland connected to the base of the vertebrate mind and consisting of an anterior and a posterior lobe, the secretions which control one other hormonal glands and influence development, metabolic process, and maturation. Also called hypophysis, pituitary body.
    • An endocrine gland, towards size of a pea, that sits in a small, bony cavity at foot of the brain whose secretions control another endocrine glands and influence growth, metabolic process, and maturation.
    • the master gland regarding the urinary tract; located at base of the brain

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