anterior pituitary


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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.
It can also result from a lack of TSH because of failure of the anterior pituitary.
In the menstrual cycle, gonadropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) triggers the anterior pituitary gland to secrete follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which in turn initiates development of the follicle containing the oocyte, leading toward ovulation: the oocyte begins to mature, and the granulosa cells start secreting estrogen.
In contrast, oxytocin acts on specialized cells in the anterior pituitary to promote prolactin secretion (Sarkar and Gibbs 1984).
The inherent complexity in pituitary adenoma subclassification may be simplified by starting with underlying pathways of anterior pituitary cell differentiation.
Basic endocrinology tests revealed anterior pituitary dysfunction (hypothyroidism, hypocorticism, hypogonadism and growth hormone deficiency) and slightly increased serum prolactin level, associated with central diabetes insipidus (Table 1).
Low levels of free oestrogen in the blood inhibit the release of GnRH by the hypothalamus and the secretion of LH and FSH by the anterior pituitary.
Central and peripheral cholinesterase inhibition: effects on anterior pituitary and sympathomimetic function.
It is produced by the anterior pituitary, and it is required to attain normal size for children and adolescents.
Although most clinicians intuitively link the effect of GnRH agonists and antagonist on LH levels to that of FSH, the regulation of these two hormones in the anterior pituitary gonadotroph cells by GnRH and other stimulus are very different.
Patients with Sheehan's syndrome have varying degrees of anterior pituitary hormone deficiency.
Anterior pituitary gland secrets a polypeptide hormone prolactin (PRL) which have diverse range of biological functions and activities in vertebrates.
Deficiency of the anterior pituitary hormone, GH, is one of the most common forms of hypopituitarism [14].
Sheehan's syndrome is a hormonal disorder characterized by varying degrees of anterior pituitary dysfunction due to postpartum ischemic necrosis of the pituitary gland usually after massive bleeding.
In a major surgery that took place at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on 15 January, doctors removed the four-centimetre long tumour that had been forcing the anterior pituitary gland to produce excess growth hormones (GH) in the woman, a medical condition generally known as acromegaly, The Indian Express (http://indianexpress.
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