Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice: [03.22] Scientific Basis of Perception of Psychic Centres - The Pituitary Gland

Published: 19.12.2006
Updated: 06.08.2008

The pituitary gland is situated almost exactly in the centre of the brain and just behind the root of the nose, (see fig. II). It hangs suspended from the underside of the brain in a little cup or cradle. It is about the size of a pea.

This gland has an anterior and a posterior part. The former part is considered the master gland of the endocrine system. It produces no less than nine distinctly different hormones and is concerned with the multiplicity of the vital processes. No part of the body is exempt from its influence. It produces hormones, which stimulate and regulate the activities of the thyroid, adrenal cortex and sex glands. The hormones released by the posterior part are produced in the adjoining hypothalamus; they are stored, possibly modified and distributed by the gland as needed.
Sources
  • Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 1994
  • Edited by Muni Mahendra Kumar
  • Translated by Muni Mahendra Kumar, Jethalal Zaveri
  • Published by Jain Vishva Barati, Edition 2003

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  1. Body
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  4. Hypothalamus
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