Navigating pituitary structure and function - defining a roadmap for hormone secretion

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The human pituitary gland may be the size of a pea, but it punches well above its weight due to secretion of hormones that regulate essential homeostatic processes ranging from growth to stress. Recent advances in imaging and genetics have allowed large-scale interrogation of pituitary structure and function, and in doing so, have revealed that output relies on its organisation into highly plastic networks.

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© 2013 British Society for Neuroendocrinology.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-5
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroendocrinology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


  • Humans, Pituitary Gland, Pituitary Hormones