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Pituitary Tumors

The pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and found just below the base of the brain, behind the nose. It is made up of many different kinds of cells, each of which produces a specific hormone. In turn, each hormone sends signals to other glands or organs in the body to do a particular job.

Because the pituitary affects so many functions of the body it is called the master gland.

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The Hormone Foundation

Dr. Lysette Iglesias M.D.

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