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Introduction to Pituitary Disorders

By Ian M. Chapman, MBBS, PhD, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital

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The pituitary gland controls the functions of peripheral endocrine glands (see Figure: The Pituitary and Its Target Organs). Pituitary structure and function and relationships between the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland are discussed in Overview of the Endocrine System .

The Pituitary and Its Target Organs

Specific pituitary disorders include

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