pituitar/o, hypophys/o (10/11)

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pituitar/o or hypophys/o is a combining form that refers to “pituitary gland (hypophysis)”.

At the base of your brain, below your hypothalamus, lies the pituitary gland (also called hypophysis). Hypophysis or pituitary gland regulate growth, reproduction, metabolism, stress response, and lactation by relaying signals from the brain to peripheral organs.