The pituitary gland is called the master endocrine gland because it controls the function of other endocrine organs. Hypopituitarism is when there is a partial hormone deficiency in hormones made by the pituitary gland. Panhypopituitarism is when all pituitary hormones are missing.
The hormones made by the pituitary gland include:
Treatments involve medicines and replacement of the missing hormones.