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How does the pituitary gland work?

The pituitary gland (hypophysis) controls important body functions and the hormonal system. It is a protrusion at the base of the brain and about the size of a pea or cherry, which is why it is called “hypophysis” (Greek for “growth attached below”). The gland lies well protected in a small cavity of the cranial bones, level with the nose, and in the middle of the head.

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