Why is pituitary gland considered as master gland while it functions depend on the signal from hypothalamus?

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Jane Share
Jan 13, 2018

Yes, you correctly pointed out a big thing,but what was the problem that discovery of hypothalamus occurred after pituitary was. As a result, initially it was considered as a master gland but discovery of hypothalamus did outway this concept showing its dependence on hypothalamus for releasing factors. But as the name was given in age old time,it is kept such just like the case of unit membrane.

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