Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland located at the base of the skull between the optic nerves. The pituitary is sometimes referred to as the "master gland" because it controls hormone functions such as our temperature, thyroid activity, growth during childhood, urine production, testosterone production in males and ovulation and estrogen production in females. The pituitary glad is our thermostat that controls all other glands that are responsible for hormone secretion. The gland is a critical part of our ability to respond to the environment most often without our knowledge.