Functions of the pituitary gland and resulting symptoms due to pituitary deficiencies (hypopituitarism) in the female. Highlights the glands and organs in the body influenced by the pitiutary gland, including the thyroid gland, mammary glands, adrenal (su
The pituitary gland is called the “master gland” because it controls functions of other endocrine glands. But it is largely regulated by the hypothalamus. It has two lobes that have different functions and secrete separate hormones.
Posterior pituitary: Oxytocin (contract uterus, stimulates milk) Vasopressin (antidiuretic) ++ water reabsorption by the kidneys, constricts blood vessels & other smooth muscle. Steroids are produced from cholesterol, these are shaped into sex hormones, a