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What is the region of the brain when functions as an endocrine gland by producing hormones that influence the activities of the pituitary gland?
February 07, 2011 8:39AM
Hypothalamus, it links the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland (hypophysis).
P.S. - It secretes hypothalamic tropic factors (hypothalamic hormones - neurohormones, often called hypothalamic-releasing hormones) to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland by way of a special capillary system, called the hypothalamic-hypophysial portal system.(Courtesy: Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia)