Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pituitary Gland Underactive Anatomy

To better understand hypopituitarism, it helps to understand the anatomy of the pituitary gland.

The pituitary gland is a small, pea-sized gland that is located at the base of the brain. It is attached to the hypothalamus by a stalk. The hypothalamus secretes hormones that control the release of hormones from the pituitary gland.

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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