The pituitary gland or hypophysis controls many aspects of human physiology. It is located at the base of the brain in SELLA TURCICA, a small cavity of sphenoid bone. It has two lobes – Anterior and Posterior. Intermediate lobe is present in many species, but in human beings, it is rudimentary. Anterior lobe is alsoContinue reading “ANTERIOR PITUITARY”


Pituitary is the proximal endocrine gland which links the Central Nervous System for NEUROENDOCRINE control of both metabolism and reproduction. These NEUROHORMONES control synthesis and secretion of Anterior Pituitary hormones which control Thyroid, Adrenal, Gonads, Growth & Lactation. NEUROHORMONES are synthesized in specialized neurosecretory cells which are concentrated within Hypothalamus. Neurohormones reach Anterior Pituitary GlandContinue reading “HYPOTHAMUS-PITUITARY CONTROL SYSTEM”