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The gland that is found just below the hypothalamus is the


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The gland that is found just below the hypothalamus is the

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A) parathyroid

B) adrenal

C) pituitary

D) thyroid


The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

Your pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and is situated in a bony hollow, just behind the bridge of your nose. It is attached to the base of your brain by a thin stalk.
The hypothalamus, which controls the pituitary by sending messages, is situated immediately above the pituitary gland.
The pituitary gland is often called the master gland because it controls several other hormone glands in your body, including the thyroid and adrenals, the ovaries and testicles.


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  • Your pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and is situated in a bony hollow, just behind the bridge of your nose. It is attached to the base of your brain by a thin stalk.
    The hypothalamus, which controls the pituitary by sending messages, is situated immediately above the pituitary gland.
    The pituitary gland is often called the master gland because it controls several other hormone glands in your body, including the thyroid and adrenals, the ovaries and testicles.

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