pituitary gland function

Pituitary Gland Photos

Pituitary Gland Photos 


What Is The Function Of The Pituitary Gland?

Click on the following HypoGal web link to read about the function of the pituitary gland.

If the pituitary gland does not function correctly numerous pituitary disorders may occur. 

Click on the following HypoGal web link to read learn more about the different types of pituitary gland disorders




How Is The Pituitary Gland Connected?

The pituitary gland is connected to the hypothalamus via a stalk, the infundibulum, and consists of two lobes; anterior pituitary gland and the posterior pituitary gland.


Pituitary Gland Lobes

The pituitary gland has two lobes; the anterior lobe and the posterior lobe. 

The anterior pitutitary gland lobe and the posterior pituitary gland lobe function as independent glands.