34+ Where Is The Pituitary Gland In Your Brain Gif. Your pituitary gland is about the size of a pea and is situated in a bony hollow, just behind the bridge of your nose. This means that it produces chemicals called hormones.
Macroadenomas and pituitary carcinomas can also press on and destroy the normal parts of the pituitary gland. Its job is to produce and release hormones into your body. It is a protrusion off the bottom of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain.
Its job is to produce and release hormones into your body.
Hormones are chemical messengers which help different organs in the body communicate with each other. It sits in an indent in the sphenoid bone called the sella turcica. Directionally, the pituitary gland is located in the middle of the base of the brain, inferior to the hypothalamus. It produces hormones that controls the function of many other hormone glands in your body (especially the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries and testicles).