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Pituitary gland

  • 520 Pages
  • 2.69 MB
  • English

Raven Press , New York
Pituitary gland -- Physiology., Pituitary gland -- Diseases., Pituitary hormones., Hypothalmo-Hypophyseal System -- anatomy & histology., Pituitary Hormones -- physiology., Pituitary Diseases -- diagnosis., Pituitary Diseases -- the
Statementeditor, Hiroo Imura.
SeriesComprehensive edocrinology
ContributionsImura, Hiroo.
LC ClassificationsQP188.P58 P58 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 520 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1078936M
ISBN 100781702070
LC Control Number94002236

The pituitary gland may be affected by a wide variety of systemic disorders.

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In some instances, the pituitary is directly involved by the same processes that also afflict other organs, while in other disorders, the primary disease process has indirect, distant effects on pituitary function.

The Pituitary, Fourth Edition, continues the tradition of a cogent blend of basic science and clinical medicine which has been the successful hallmark of prior editions. This comprehensive text is devoted to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary disorders.

The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect new knowledge derived from advances in molecular and. The pituitary gland may be affected by a wide variety of systemic disorders. The pituitary could be directly involved by the same processes that affect other organs (e.g., inflammatory, autoimmune, or infectious disorders), or the primary disease process may elicit indirect, distant effects on pituitary–hypothalamic hormonal function.

The pituitary gland is a small structure that affects many areas of your body and overall health. We’ll go over the anatomy and function of the pituitary gland, the hormones it. The pituitary gland is cradled within the sellaturcica of the sphenoid bone of the skull.

It consists of two lobes that arise from distinct parts of embryonic tissue: the posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis) is neural tissue, whereas the anterior pituitary (also known as the adenohypophysis) Pituitary gland book glandular tissue that develops from the primitive.

The pituitary endocrine gland, which is located in the bony sella turcica, is attached to the base of the brain and has a unique connection with the hypothalamus. The pituitary gland consists of two anatomically and functionally distinct regions, the anterior lobe (adenohypophysis) and the posterior lobe (neurohypophysis).

Between these lobes lies a small region called the Cited by: 1. The pituitary, albeit a small gland, is known as the "master gland" of the endocrine system and contributes to a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases, and syndromes.

Since the publication of the second edition of The Pituitary, inthere have been major advances in the molecular biology research of pituitary hormone production and action and there is now a. Testosterone is the most important sex hormone in men.

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This clinically oriented book will familiarize the reader with all aspects of the diagnosis of tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The coverage includes acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, Rathke cleft. The pituitary gland sits below the brain in a midline pocket or fossa of the sphenoid bone known as the sella turcica, imaginatively named by anatomists because of its likeness to a Turkish horse saddle.

Embryologically, Pituitary gland book and functionally the human Pituitary gland book is divided into two lobes. The anterior lobe constitutes two thirds of the volume of the gland and the posterior lobe one Cited by: 4. Original Research Article Pituitary gland plays a central role in body's growth, metabolism, and reproductive function.

The size of pituitary gland is of great importance. The pituitary is an important gland in the body and it is often referred to as the 'master gland', because it controls several of the other hormone glands (e.g. adrenals, thyroid).

It is usually about the size of a pea and consists of two parts (often called lobes) - a front part, called the anterior pituitary and a back part, called the posterior pituitary.

: pituitary gland. Skip to main content. Try Prime All Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Best Sellers. This clinically oriented book will familiarize the reader with all aspects of the diagnosis of tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The coverage includes acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, Rathke cleft cysts, prolactinomas, incidentalomas, nonsecreting adenomas, other lesions of the Format: Hardcover.

Pituitary Tumors INTRODUCTION The pituitary gland is a bean-sized organ located in the midline at the base of the brain, just behind the bridge of the nose, in a bony pouch called the “sella turcica.” The pituitary itself is known as the “master gland” because it helps to control the secretion of hormonesFile Size: 1MB.

The pituitary gland really deserves the title “master gland” because it regulates several body functions at the same time is responsible for balancing the body’s hormone levels. This small pea-sized gland at the brain’s base is given protection by a small cavity in the skull.

ADH is a hormone stored in the posterior pituitary gland in the brain, regulating water levels in the body. ADH interacts with the kidneys to increase total body water increasing blood volume and blood pressure.

The release of ADH is controlled by. Pituitary gland, also called hypophysis, ductless gland of the endocrine system that secretes hormones directly into the bloodstream. The term hypophysis (from the Greek for “lying under”)—another name for the pituitary—refers to the gland’s position on the underside of the pituitary gland is called the “master gland” because its hormones regulate other.

The most common form of giantism is a condition called acromegaly, and acromegaly is caused by a benign tumor on your pituitary gland that causes an overproduction of human growth hormone.

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And throughout history, many of the most famous giants have all had acromegaly. The pituitary gland is a small gland that sits in the sella turcica (‘Turkish saddle’), a bony hollow in the base of the skull, underneath the brain and behind the bridge of the pituitary gland has two main parts, the anterior pituitary gland and the posterior pituitary gland.

The gland is attached to a part of the brain (the hypothalamus) that controls its activity. The basic connection between the pituitary gland and thyroid gland lies in the pituitary's ability to stimulate the thyroid to produce the correct amount of thyroid hormone regulates the body's metabolism, which controls the amount of food broken down and utilized as energy or stored for later t the pituitary gland's ability to produce thyroid.

The pituitary gland is in charge of making sure that they do the work they are told to complete. This is how the whole endocrine system works, essentially. The problems begin when the upstream messages, those coming from the hypothalamus and the pituitary are wrong.

Contributors; The pituitary gland is a pea-sized structure that is attached by a stalk to the underside of the cerebrum of the brain (see diagram ). It is often called the “master” endocrine gland because it controls many of the other endocrine glands in the body.

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However, we now know that the pituitary gland is itself controlled by the hypothalamus. Relax. When you are stressed, your body produces cortisol. Too much cortisol can throw off your entire hormonal balance and impair your pituitary and adrenal glands.

Go take a bubble bath. Read an enjoyable book. Spend time with friends and family. Take a yoga class. Do whatever it takes to keep your stress in check%(). Hypopituitarism is when the pituitary gland does not produce enough the hormones it controls, which leaves parts of the body unable to operate in its natural way.

Damage sustained to the pituitary gland, or to the pituitary stem can cause signals required to trigger these hormones in the body to be reduced, or simply stop transmitting.

The pituitary gland (or hypophysis) is an important part of the endocrine is at the base of the brain between the eyes. The pituitary is attached to the hypothalamus, which is also a pituitary controls a whole range of vital functions by secreting hormones.

The pituitary gland consists of two parts: the anterior pituitary and the posterior pituitary. The pituitary gland is considered the master gland of the endocrine system because it controls the rest of the endocrine system.

Many pituitary hormones either promote or inhibit hormone secretion by other endocrine glands. Figure \(\PageIndex{2}\): The pituitary gland in the endocrine system is closely connected to the hypothalamus in the brain.

A pituitary gland tumor is a group of abnormal cells that grows out of control in your pituitary gland. Most of these tumors are not cancerous. Pituitary cancer is. The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose.

It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. The pituitary gland is located in the brain and is an endocrine gland.

This means that it produces chemicals called hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers which help different organs in the body communicate with each other. The pituitary gland is one part of a messenger system. The pituitary gland helps to control your body's functions by Author: Dr Gurvinder Rull.

The Pituitary Gland is known as the ‘Master Gland’ as it controls the entire glandular system which includes the thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pancreas and reproductive glands. It is located underneath the Hypothalamus in the center of the brain and is about the size of a bean.

Pituitary Gland, Pars intermedia - Hyperplasia in a male F/N rat from a chronic study. Higher magnification of Figure 6 shows that the hyperplastic focus in the pars intermedia is characterized by a circumscribed collection of cells with abundant amphophilic cytoplasm without compression of the adjacent normal parenchyma.Pituitary gland disorder evaluation, management and cures The Pituitary Program at UW Medical Center - Montlake provides comprehensive treatment to patients with disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.

The specialists on our team—including neuro-endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-radiologists and neuro-ophthalmologists—are .