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    Why is the pituitary gland called the "master gland"? Compare the anterior and posterior portions of the pituitary gland, including the hormones associated with each region.

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    The pituitary gland is termed the "master gland" because it influences other glands of the endocrine system. The pituitary itself is controlled by the hypothalamus, but the hormones produced/released by the pituitary gland have wide spread effects on other organs within ...

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    This solution discusses the importance of the pituitary gland within the endocrine system and compares the anterior and posterior portions of the pituitary gland, including the hormones associated with each region.

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