Functions of the pituitary gland and resulting symptoms due to pituitary deficiencies (hypopituitarism) in the female. Highlights the glands and organs in the body influenced by the pitiutary gland, including the thyroid gland, mammary glands, adrenal (su
The pituitary gland is called the “master gland” because it controls functions of other endocrine glands. But it is largely regulated by the hypothalamus. It has two lobes that have different functions and secrete separate hormones.
The pituitary gland is a small pea-sized gland that plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. It is referred to as the body's 'master gland' because it controls the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.