Welcome to You & Your Hormones, a new web-based project by the Society for Endocrinology that aims to give patients and the general public access to reliable online information on endocrine science.

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Pituitary gland

The pituitary gland is a small pea-sized gland that plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. It is referred to as the body’s ‘master gland’ because it controls the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.

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Animal research in science
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The use of laboratory animals is essential to medical research. Scientists experiment on animals in order to further our understanding of life and disease and without them many life saving treatments would remain undiscovered. Further information...

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