Unformatted text preview: pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal The following endocrine glands belong to more than one organ system: - hypothalamus - pancreas - thymus - gonads - kidney - stomach - small intestine - heart - liver Pituitary Gland While the pituitary gland belongs to both the nervous and endocrine systems, it has only endocrine function. The pituitary is divided into two portions: - anterior pituitary: made of ET; produces 6 different hormones ( FYI only: LH, FSH, TSH, ACTH, GH, prolactin ) - posterior pituitary: made of nervous tissue; suspended form the base of the hypothalamus by the infundibulum; produces 2 different hormones (including ADH/vasopressin) which are actually made by the hypothalamus...
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- Spring '10
- Endocrine System, endocrine glands, endocrine function