- Q What is the pituitary gland?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe pituitary gland is a small, oval gland (about the size of a pea) that's located at the base of your skull. It has two sides, the posterior and the anterior. The anterior comes up from the back of the mouth and grows up into the brain, while the... Full Answer
- Q What role does the pituitary gland play in endocrine system diseases?
The pituitary gland is an important part of the endocrine system, and problems with the pituitary gland can lead to endocrine diseases. Tumors or other damage to the pituitary gland can lead to endocrine system diseases like Addison's disease. If your... Full Answer