Psych M.D.- Pituitary Gland


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Term: Pituitary Gland
Definition (Myers): The endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands. 1
Definition (alternative): It is a tiny organ, the size of a pea, found at the base of the brain. As the master gland of the body, it produces secretes many hormones that travel throughout the body, directing certain processes stimulating other organs to produce different types of hormones. The pituitary gland controls biochemical processes important to our well-being. 2
Contextual explanation: A tiny organ in the endocrine system that is receives its orders from the hypothalamus in order to produce and create hormones. With these hormones they produce, they regulate growth and controls endocrine system.
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Psych M.D.- Pituitary Gland - The Neuron4
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  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology, 7th Edition (Hardcover), David Myers. New York: Worth.
  2. Chase, C. (n.d.). The Pituitary Gland & Endocrine System Disorders: An Overview. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.hormone.org/Pituitary/overview.cfm
  3. Endocrine System, Pituitary Gland. (2007, December 8). Retrieved September 24, 2009, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vae5CcaPN_8
  4. http://academic.kellogg.edu/herbrandsonc/bio201_McKinley/f20-4_pituitary_gland_c.jpg
Edited by: Lauren
Date of last edit: September 22, 2009



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