Pituitary Gland, Functions, Diseases, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee
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Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Publication Date: January 03, 2019

ISBN: 9780463423806

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This book describes Pituitary gland, Functions, Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The fully developed pituitary gland or hypophysis is a pea-sized endocrine gland and weighs about 0.5 g.
The adenohypophysis comprises roughly 80% of the pituitary and produces an array of peptide hormones.
The release of these pituitary hormones is mediated by hypothalamic neurohormones that are secreted from the median eminence (a site where axon terminals originate from the hypothalamus) and that reach the adenohypophysis through a portal venous system.
The pituitary gland is often indicated as the "master gland" of the body, since it controls many activities of other endocrine glands.
Situated above the pituitary gland is the hypothalamus.
The hypothalamus makes the decisions which hormones the pituitary should secrete by sending it either hormonal or electrical messages.
In reaction to hormonal messages from the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland secretes these:
1.GH
2.TSH
3.FSH
4.LH
5.Prolactin
6.ACTH
7.MSH
In response to electrical messages from the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland secretes these:
1.ADH
2.Oxytocin
The pituitary gland is enclosed by dura and locates within the sella turcica of the sphenoid bone.
The sella turcica is a saddle-shaped depression that encloses the inferior, anterior, and posterior aspects of the pituitary

Life and Death of a Pituitary gland cell
My name is Pituitary Man the Pituitary Gland Cell.
I was named Pituitary Man by my friends who feel that Pituitary Man n is the most suitable name of a cell from the Pituitary Gland of the human body.
We pituitary gland cells do not just spring into existence from embryo stem cells.
The path of our development begins in a group of pituitary duct cells that are nudged into different directions to become ...