Why is pitutary gland known as the master gland? Mention the the three parts and example of any one hormone secreted from each part of the pituitary gland.
The pituitary gland is sometimes also known as " Master Endocrine Gland" because of the number of hormones it produces and the control it exercises over other endocrine glands.
Three lobes of pituitary gland are:
Anterior lobe of pituitary
Hormone secreted: Follicle stimulating hormone, luteinising hormone, etc.
Intermediate lobe of pituitary.
Hormone secreted: melnocyte- stimulating hormone
Posterior lobe of pituitary.
Hormone secreted: oxytocin, vasopressin, etc.