We could not perform stimulation tests in order to diagnose pituitary insufficiency because of the critical illness of our patient, but low basal serum concentrations of anterior pituitary
hormones (Table 1) and the significant improvement in general status following the replacement therapy supported the diagnosis of pituitary insufficiency.
The anterior pituitary
not only stores and releases, but also produces the following six hormones: prolactin, GH, ACTH, TSH, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
4] regulate FSH and LH secretion by negative and positive feedback to the hypothalamus and the anterior pituitary
(Thackray et al.
Evaluation of the effects induced by four opiate drugs, with different affinities to opioid receptor subtypes, on anterior pituitary
LH, TSH, PRL and GH secretion and on cortisol secretion in normal men.
A five year prospective investigation of anterior pituitary
function after traumatic brain injury: Is hypopituitarism long-term after head trauma associated with autoimmunity?
Dopamine through receptors can prevent secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
Administration of stress doses of glucocorticoids protects against possible impairment of ACTH secretion because of manipulating and exploration of the anterior pituitary
, the stalk, or the hypothalamus.
Prolactin is best known as the polypeptide anterior pituitary
hormone, which regulates the development of the mammary gland.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary
Sixth study shows that in the absence of pituitary stalk visibility, anterior pituitary
function failure may also present.
This growth process is stimulated by somatotrophin (growth hormone) released by the anterior pituitary
Ectopic pituitary adenomas with normal anterior pituitary
GH, LH, and PRL are major hormones of the anterior pituitary
gland that are regulated by specific releasing hormones that bind to the corresponding releasing hormone receptor in the pituitary gland (Childs et al.
Human prolactin (PRL) is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary
Growth hormone deficiency with ectopic neurohypophysis: anatomical variations and relationship between the visibility of the pituitary stalk asserted by magnetic resonance imaging and anterior pituitary