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Part of the brain. It maintains homeostasis by regulating the internal environment
Contains two sections posterior and anterior.
Posterior (Neurohypophysis)- horomones released here are made by the hypothalamus
Anterior (Adenohypophysis)- produces the hormones that it release
Posterior Pituitary Gland
Contain axons of neurons that extend from the hypothalamus. Hormones are stored in and released from axons ending in the posterior pit. gland
Oxytocin- stimulates uterine contractions and mammary glands controlled by positive feedback
Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH)- promotes reabsorption of water in kidney tubules and is controlled by negative feedback
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