Importance of pituitary gland, Biology

Importance of pituitary gland
  1. Pitutary gland is very small and it is about the size of a large pea seed.
  2. It is very important as it controls the functions of all the other endocrine glands in the body. It is therefore called as the "MASTER GLAND" of the body.
  3. It is attached to the underside of the brain by a stalk.
  4. It serves as a link between nervous system and endocrine system.
  5. It has three lobes - Anterior, Intermediate (Middle) and posterior lobes.
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