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The human pituitary gland may be the size of a pea, but it punches well above its weight due to secretion of hormones that regulate essential homeostatic processes ranging from growth to stress. Recent advances in imaging and genetics have allowed large-scale interrogation of pituitary structure and function, and in doing so, have revealed that output relies on its organisation into highly plastic networks.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/jne.12041

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Neuroendocrinol

Publication Date

2013

Volume

25

Pages

674 - 675

Keywords

Humans Pituitary Gland/*anatomy & histology/*physiology Pituitary Hormones/physiology