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Pituitary gland

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noun

A small endocrine gland secreting hormones that regulate growth and metabolism, and is located at the base of the brain


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The pituitary gland is regarded as the master gland of the endocrine system. It is responsible for the release of different hormones that regulate growth and metabolism.

The pituitary gland consists of three lobes: adenohypophysis (anterior), neurohypophysis (posterior), and pars intermedia.


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Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... sexual development hormones are released that are received by the pituitary gland this in turn triggers the rest, yes this is a hard one to answer I love these sort of ...

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by vk4vfx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:35 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
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Re: What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?

I am wondering if the seizures might be related to over use of the pituitary gland to produce high quantities of TSH. My brother has been having seizures lately and found ...

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by PatrickRn
Mon May 14, 2012 4:56 am
 
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help match biology

... to the other. Connects right and left hemispheres Direct link to the pituitary gland of the endocrine system, plays a major role in homeostasis regulating HR, BR, temperature ...

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by mkshawty
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: help match biology
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Re: Urine formation

... increases, as duringg dehydration, more ADH is released from the pituitary gland. ADH increases the permeability of the collecting duct probably by expanding the size ...

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by chikis
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:35 pm
 
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Topic: Urine formation
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The Male Hormonal Cycle

... is a function of a highly evolved chemical feedback loop between the pituitary gland and the ovaries and uterus. If conception does not occur after ovulation, 14 days later, ...

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by cryocell
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:29 am
 
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Topic: The Male Hormonal Cycle
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