anterior pituitary gland


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to anterior pituitary gland: posterior pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid gland
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for anterior pituitary gland

References in periodicals archive ?
Therefore, the post-prandial increase in plasma insulin concentration, which is usually accompanied by an increase in glucose concentration, might inhibit GH release from the anterior pituitary gland of the ruminant.
Numerous (Figure 1, a) and monotonous (Figure 1, b) adenoma cells allow distinction from normal anterior pituitary gland.
3,4] Usually the anterior pituitary gland is absent, or attenuated and reduced in height, and the infundibular stalk may not be visible.
In response to corticotropin secretion from the anterior pituitary gland, the cells of the zona fasciculata produce cortisol, a glucocorticoid hormone.
In addition, it is well established that bone growth is influenced by the release of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary gland, so it is necessary to take into consideration that varying levels of hormone characteristically released during certain behavioural states in a child may intensify the growing pain.
By preventing LH-RH from binding with the LH-RH receptor in the anterior pituitary gland and suppressing the secretion of luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulation hormone (FSH) from the anterior pituitary gland, TAK-385 controls the effect of LH and FSH on the ovary, reduces the level of estrogen in blood.
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.
Testosterone secretion is part of a feedback mechanism involving the anterior pituitary gland (see figure 1).
Some of these hormones travel directly to the anterior pituitary gland to induce the release of other hormones that enter the general circulation and regulate other organs.
The hypothalamus produces regulatory hormones, which travel through short blood vessels to the anterior pituitary gland to stimulate the release of these hormones:
When the anterior pituitary gland is involved, the production of growth hormone may drop.
Prolactin, a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, should also be measured because hyperprolactinemia serves as a marker for the loss of hypothalamic dopamine secretion or interruption in the hypothalamic-pituitary portal system.
Somatuline([R]) was initially developed and continues to be used mainly in the treatment of acromegaly, a disorder caused by the overproduction of growth hormone or prolactin due to a benign tumour of the anterior pituitary gland.
Thus it affects the development of keratinocytes and cause aberrations in the hair, sebaceous glands, ecrine and apocrine glands, nails, teeth, lenses and conjunctiva of the eyes, anterior pituitary gland, nipples and the ears (4).
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH): Also known as corticotropin, is a hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.
Full browser ?