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Disorders Affecting the Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is sometimes called the master gland of the endocrine system because it controls the functions of the other endocrine glands. The pituitary gland is no larger than a pea, located at the base of the brain.

Disorders affecting the pituitary gland require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some disorders that affect the pituitary gland, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 10/6/2011
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