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Pituitary Gland

What hormones are produced by the pituitary gland?

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  • AJoshua B. Bederson, MD, Neurosurgery, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
    The pituitary gland itself consists of a larger anterior lobe that makes the following hormones: adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), growth hormone (GH) and Prolactin. The posterior lobe releases two hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin (ADH) that are produced in the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus relays signals from many parts of the brain to the pituitary, which in turn sends its own messages to various parts of the body.
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