anterior pituitary gland

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Related to anterior pituitary gland: posterior pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid gland
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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.
Sometime prior to birth, the anterior pituitary gland starts to secrete Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
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.
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