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pituitary gland

 a smallgland located next to the hypothalamus,which regulates many endocrine functions,including the secretion of growth hormones, and secretes hormones that in turn trigger hormone secretionsin other glands. For instance, a hormone calledACTH is released during stress, which in turn triggers the releaseof steroids fromthe cortex of the adrenalglands.

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behavioural therapy

 a form of treatmentthat aims to change behaviour by means of systematic desensitisation, behaviour modification, or aversiontherapy.