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Introduction to Pituitary Disorders

By

John D. Carmichael

, MD, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Last full review/revision Mar 2021| Content last modified Mar 2021
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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

The pituitary and its target organs

Specific pituitary disorders include

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