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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Hipófisis

Pituitary gland (pih-TOO-ih-TAYR-ee)
The main endocrine gland. It produces hormones that control other glands and many body functions, especially growth.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.