The pituitary gland makes different hormones, some that have direct effects on the body and others that control other endocrine glands.
Follicle stimulating hormone
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It is an important hormone for normal functioning of the reproductive system in men and women.
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Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.
Addison's disease is a condition that makes people feel very weak and tired. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Gigantism is a very rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but they may still have symptoms.
Thyroid function tests
Thyroid function tests are used to check for a number of thyroid problems. The tests usually include thyroid stimulating hormones (THSs) T4 and T3.
The role of cortisol in the body
The role of cortisol is important and has many functions in your body. Find out what happens if you have too little or too much cortisol and the suggested treatment.
Endocrine glands and their hormones
The hormone system is the way in which one part of the body tells another part of the body to do something important. Find out more about different parts of the hormonal system.
Central nervous system (CNS)
Your central nervous system (CNS) is made up of your brain and your spinal cord. Learn more about its role and the different parts of the brain.