Structure and Function of the Pituitary Gland
In this episode, we dig into the Endocrine collection of Rx Bricks to explore the structure and function of the pituitary gland.
- Describe the location and gross appearance of the pituitary gland.
- Describe the histologic appearance of the anterior and posterior lobes, and list the hormones produced by each.
- Discuss the embryologic origins of the anterior and posterior lobes.
- List the hypothalamic hormones that influence pituitary hormone release, and describe the vascular system through which these hormones travel.
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