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Introduction to Pituitary Disorders

By

John D. Carmichael

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

Reviewed/Revised Apr 2023
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The pituitary gland controls the functions of peripheral endocrine glands (see figure ). Pituitary structure and function and relationships between the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland are discussed in Overview of the Endocrine System Overview of the Endocrine System The endocrine system coordinates functioning between different organs through hormones, which are chemicals released into the bloodstream from specific types of cells within endocrine (ductless)... read more .

The pituitary and its target organs

The pituitary and its target organs

Specific pituitary disorders include

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