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pituitary

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pituitarypi‧tu‧i‧ta‧ry /pəˈtjuːətəri $ -ˈtuːəteri/ (also pituitary gland) noun (plural pituitaries) [countable]  HBHthe small organ at the base of your brain which produces hormones that control the growth and development of your bodypituitary adjective
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pituitaryThis also does not effect any control over the anterior pituitary.Among the patients with apparently normal pituitaries or a microadenoma the highest prolactin concentration was 4200 mU/l.Axons from this same area project into the posterior pituitary.
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