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Pituitary Gland

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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

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 02, 2012
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