The hormones of the pituitary gland send signals to other endocrine glands to stimulate or inhibit their own hormone production. For example, the anterior pituitary lobe will release adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) to stimulate cortisol production in the adrenal glands when youre stressed.
What controls the release of pituitary hormones?
the hypothalamus Unlike the posterior pituitary which basically stores hormones produced by the hypothalamus, the hypothalamus regulates the anterior pituitary via secreting “releasing hormones, somatostatin and dopamine.
What hormone stimulates the pituitary gland?
The anterior lobe of the pituitary produces and releases (secretes) six main hormones: Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also called corticotropin, which stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol and other hormones.