Both the anterior and posterior pituitary release hormones, with a stimulation from the hypothalamus. The anterior pituitary releases them through a blood stimulus, whilst the posterior works through a neural stimulus.
Its origins are from the mouth/throat. It is connected by blood supply to the hypothalamus, which releases hormones into the blood that stimulate pituitary release.
It produces the following hormones: Remember as the GP FLAT, because GP's deal with everything, the pituitary gland controls all the body's hormones and flats are based upstairs in the brain.
- Growth hormone
- Follicle stimulating hormone
- Luteinizing hormone
- Adrenocortitrophic hormone
- Thyroid stimulating hormone
Its origins are a downgrowth from the brain. It is linked by neurons to the hypothalamus, which produces hormones and releases them, through the axons of the linking neurons, in the posterior pituitar.