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Cynthia Rodriguez # Posted on October 27, 2022 at 6:35 pm

The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain, right behind the bridge of the nose. The pituitary gland is also known as the “master gland” because it monitors and regulates many bodily functions through the hormones that it produces growth in the sexual and reproductive development function. It also helps with glands, such as your thyroid gland, adrenal gland and gonads, your organs such as the kidneys, uterus, and breasts. The pituitary gland is connected to the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. They both form the neuroendocrine system and this system constantly monitors glands and organs and they determine whether to send or to stop the chemical messengers or hormones that control that function. In children the pituitary gland is important because it makes the growth hormone and this stimulates growth and helps children grow taller. In adults this hormone helps maintain healthy muscles and bones and as well fat distribution. The pituitary gland is also in charge of producing the hormone prolactin, this hormone stimulates the production of breast milk after giving birth. Thyroid-stimulating hormone stimulates the thyroid to produce hormones that help manage your metabolism, energy levels and your nervous system. Although the pituitary gland is very important, you can live without one. As long as one is taking medication to replace the hormones that you are missing. If one were to leave the pituitary untreated, this could result in life-threating results, as the pituitary gland is responsible for many functions it produces.