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English → English (WordNet) Definition: pituitary pituitary adj 1: of or relating to the pituitary gland; “pituitary hormone” 2: having abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting from abnormal pituitary secretion; “a protruding acromegalic jaw”; “a pituitary dwarf” [syn: acromegalic] pituitary n : the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain [syn: pituitary gland, pituitary body , hypophysis]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Pituitary Pituitary \Pi*tu"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. pituita phlegm, pituite: cf. F. pituitarie.] (Anat.) (a) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or the mucous membrane which lines the nasal cavities. (b) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, the pituitary fossa. [1913 Webster] Pituitary body or Pituitary gland (Anat.), a a small, somewhat cherry-shaped endocrine gland, situated in the pituitary fossa, and suspended from the base of the hypothalamus; the hypophysis; -- called also glandula pituitaria , and basilaris. It secretes th pituitary hormones: oxytocin; vasopresin; antidiuretic hormone; luteinizing hormone; somatotropins; prolactin; thyroid stimulating hormone; gonadotropins; adrenal corticotropin and other peptide hormones. It affects all hormonal functions, and is thus called the “master gland”. Pituitary fossa (Anat.), the ephippium. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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