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produces growth hormone, thyrotropin, corticotrophin, gonadotrophin, prolactin inhibitory factor, oxytocin
also called the "master gland" because it controls all other hormones in the endocrine system
stores all hormones and controls metabolism, including body weight, rate of energy use, and heart rate.
produces steroid hormone (regulates metabolism of glucose, sodium, and potassium, and maintain fluid balance) and epinephrine
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