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    Pituitary Gland

    Pituitary Gland

    Picture of the pituitary gland

    Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

    The pituitary gland is a small organ located beneath the brain. The pituitary gland produces substances (hormones) that enter the bloodstream and help control many processes of the body.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology
    Last Revised August 2, 2012

    Last Revised: August 2, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alan C. Dalkin, MD - Endocrinology

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