Pituitary Gland

Science / Biology / Pituitary Gland: A small gland located at the base of the brain; consists of an anterior and a posterior lobe and produces numerous hormones. The master gland of the endocrine system, the pituitary releases hormones that have specific targets as well as those that stimulate other glands to secrete hormones. Part of the pituitary is nerve tissue, the rest is glandular epithelium.

Pituitary

Health / Acupuncture / Pituitary: 1. As an adjective, pertaining to the pituitary gland or its hormonal secretions. 2. As a noun, the pituitary gland itself. MORE

Pituitary Gland

Health / Acupuncture / Pituitary Gland: The main endocrine gland. It is a small structure in the head. It is called the master gland because it produces hormones that control other glands and many body functions including growth. The pituit MORE

Apocrine Glands

Science / Biology / Apocrine Glands: Sweat glands that are located primarily in the armpits and groin area; larger than the more widely distributed eccrine glands. MORE

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