Pituitary

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Median sagittal through the pituitary of an adult monkey.

The pituitary (aka hypophysis) is an endocrine gland located at the base of the brain, in the small recess of a bone. The pituitary secretes important hormones including growth hormone (GH) and antidiuretic hormone (ADH) (1).

The pituitary is divided into two main divisions, the neurohypophysis and the adenohypophysis.

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