The pituitary gland makes different hormones, some that have direct effects on the body and others that control other endocrine glands.
Follicle stimulating hormone
Trusted information about follicle stimulating hormone from leading Australian health organisations, including links to androgen (or testosterone) deficiency.
Links to trusted information about pituitary hormones.
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.
Human growth hormone
Human growth hormone is a small protein that travels in the bloodstream to stimulate growth. Learn more about the medical uses of human growth hormone.
Addison's disease is a condition that makes people feel very weak and tired. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and 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.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Learn about the common symptoms, how to get diagnosed, and treatment options.
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.
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.