Pituitary Gland: Facts to Know
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Pituitary gland is referred to as the “master” gland of the endocrine system. Because it regulates the actions of several other glands in the endocrine system, including the thyroid. The pituitary is a small that is positioned near the base of the brain. And is no bigger than a pea. Nerve fibers and blood arteries connect the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus. (A portion of the brain that has an effect on the pituitary gland). In terms of structure, the pituitary gland is composed of two major structures. The anterior lobe and posterior lobe..