Pituitary Gland

Structure and Function of the Pituitary Gland

 
 
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In this episode, we dig into the Endocrine collection of Rx Bricks to explore the structure and function of the pituitary gland.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the location and gross appearance of the pituitary gland.
  2. Describe the histologic appearance of the anterior and posterior lobes, and list the hormones produced by each.
  3. Discuss the embryologic origins of the anterior and posterior lobes.
  4. List the hypothalamic hormones that influence pituitary hormone release, and describe the vascular system through which these hormones travel.

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