Similar term(s): pituitary, hypophysis.
The hypophysis or pituitary gland is the master gland of the body. Compared
with other endocrine glands, it produces the largest number of hormones,
including some that control the other endocrine glands of the body.
See illustration in question 1.1 of GreenFacts
endocrine disruptor study or on the EM-com
Link to EM-com endocrine
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