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Introduction to Pituitary Disorders

By Ian M. Chapman, MBBS, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital

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The pituitary gland controls the functions of peripheral endocrine glands (see Figure: The Pituitary and Its Target Organs). Pituitary structure and function and relationships between the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland are discussed in Overview of the Endocrine System.

The Pituitary and Its Target Organs

Specific pituitary disorders include

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