Results for: Pituitary-gland

What are the two lobes of the pituitary gland?

The pituitary gland is separated into the anterior and posterior pituitary. The anterior pituitary or adenohypophysis secretes seven of the nine hormones secreted by the gland (MORE)

Is pineal gland and pituitary gland the same?

No, the pineal gland and the pituitary gland are not the same. The pituitary gland is located below the hypothalamus connected to it by the infundibulum. The pituitary is resp (MORE)

What does a pituitary gland do?

The pituitary is a small gland located below the brain in the skull base. It is often called the "master gland" because it controls the secretion of hormones.Hormones have gr (MORE)

Why is the pituitary gland called hypophyseal gland?

Another name for the pituitary gland is the hypophysis (it may be called the hypophyseal gland by some). This name comes from the Greek words that mean "grows under" and "to m (MORE)

How are the pituitary gland and hypothalamus linked?

  Answer   The hypothalamus is connected to the pituitary gland in two ways. One is via the hypophyseal portal system, which is a system of blood vessels that connect (MORE)

Why is pituitary glands called master glands?

The pituitary controls the function of most other endocrine glands  and is therefore sometimes called the master gland. In turn, the  pituitary is controlled in large part b (MORE)