Important functions in our body, such as development, growth, reproduction, metabolism, temperature or response to stress are regulated by molecules called hormones. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland are the main regulators of all hormone signaling pathways and endocrine glands of the body, like the thyroid, adrenals and gonads.

A.C.S. Hokken-Koelega (Anita)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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