pituitary gland

Pronunciation: (pih-TOO-ih-TAYR-ee...)

A pea-sized organ attached to the part of the brain called the hypothalamus. It lies at the base of the brain above the back of the nose. The hypothalamus sends signals to the pituitary gland, which then makes hormones that control other glands and many of the body’s functions, including growth.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the inside of the brain, showing the pineal and pituitary glands, optic nerve, ventricles (with cerebrospinal fluid shown in blue), and other parts of the brain.Anatomía del interior del encéfalo: muestra la glándula pineal y la hipófisis, el nervio óptico, los ventrículos (el líquido cefalorraquídeo se ve en color azul) y otras partes del encéfalo. Date last modified: 2011-08-17Pituitary TumorTumor de hipófisis