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Does prolactinoma condition inhibit oxytocin production?

Does prolactinoma condition inhibit oxytocin production?

Usually does not: Prolactinoma from a pituitary tumor affects the anterior pituitary. The posterior pituitary is usually not affected-this is where the cells for oxytocin reside. The excess prolactin secretion does not usually impact the oxytocin production. ...Read more

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Oxytocin (Definition)

Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to ...Read more


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What gland produces oxytocin, vasopressin adh?

What gland produces oxytocin, vasopressin adh?

The pituitary gland.: These hormones are chemically very similar, yet functionally distinct. ...Read more

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What produces oxytocin and vasopressin?

What produces oxytocin and vasopressin?

Pituitary and adrena: The posterior pituitary gland makes oxytocin, and a layer of the adrenal gland makes vasopressin(epinephrine). ...Read more

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Why does acetylcholine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, cause the adrenal glands to release stimulatory hormones?

Why does acetylcholine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, cause the adrenal glands to release stimulatory hormones?

Not correct: Hi. Acetyl choline (ACh) is not an inhibitory neurotransmitter. The sympathetic nervous system uses ACh as the neurotransmitter in the sympathetic ganglia (the 1st synapse outside the CNS). Usually that's from one neuron to another, but in the adrenal medulla, the cells are really the second neuron, but they release their contents (catecholamines) into the blood, not onto an organ (like the heart) ...Read more

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Where are ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

Where are ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin: Both are produced in hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland. ...Read more

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What place is ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

What place is ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

Pituitary: Hi. ADH (vasopressin) & oxytocin are made in neurons in the hypothalamus and travel down the axons in the pituitary stalk to the posterior pituitary where they are stored until they're released. ...Read more

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Secretion of adh(antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

Secretion of adh(antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

Adh (vasopressin): Lesion in pituitary gland or kidney, such as tumor affecting aldosterone or causing dehydration or loss of fluids. ...Read more

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What's antidiuretic hormone function?

What's antidiuretic hormone function?

Anti-enuretic: Anti-diuretic hormone, or vasopressin, is produced in much greater levels at night and when we are lying down flat, thus making the urine produced at night more concentrated & allowing most of us to sleep uninterrupted during the night. It is marketed as a medicine under the name ddavp (desmopressin). When used properly, it is a very effective treatment for bedwetting. ...Read more

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What hormone stimulates the interstitial cells to secrete testosterone?

What hormone stimulates the interstitial cells to secrete testosterone?

Testosterone: The pituitary gland has control of both testosterone and estrogen. Go online and seek images (e.g. Yahoo) and then look up Hormones. The images will be helpful and there is often a few notes added. ...Read more

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What are three hypothalamic hormones that normally stimulate prolactin secretion.?

What are three hypothalamic hormones that normally stimulate prolactin secretion.?

Only one: Prolactin is unique among pituitary hormones in that its secretion is spontaneous in the absence of any stimulation from the hypothalamus. TRH will stimulate some prolactin secretion, but it is not the primary regulator. ...Read more

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Is my pituitary tumor affecting my oxytocin levels?

Maybe: It depends on which part of the pituitary is affected. The only way to know is to have your levels measured. ...Read more

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What are some hypothalamic hormones that normally stimulate prolactin secretion?

What are some hypothalamic hormones that normally stimulate prolactin secretion?

Inhibitory: Hi. The main hypothalamic influence on prolactin (PRL) secretion is inhibitory, not stimulatory. Dopamine from hypothalamic neurons is inhibitory on anterior pituitary lactotroph cells. There is a stimulatory effect in a fairly sizable fraction of patients from hypothalamic TRH, which is elevated in hypothyroidism. But there is no primary hypothalamic stimulator of PRL secretion. ...Read more

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Please explain where is ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

Please explain where is ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

Pituitary: Hi. ADH (vasopressin) & oxytocin are made in neurons in the hypothalamus and travel down the axons in the pituitary stalk to the posterior pituitary where they are stored until they're released. They're referred to as "posterior pituitary hormones", but they're made in the hypothalamus and only stored and released from the posterior pituitary. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics affect thyroid function?

Which antibiotics affect thyroid function?

Thyroid antibody: 3 main types of antibodies cause autoimmune disease (graves or hashimoto's): anti-microsomal, anti-thyroglobulin and anti-thyroid receptor (thyrotropin receptor). ...Read more

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Fsh, lh follicular stimulating hormone (fsh) 4.96 and LH is 2.89 .Is this normal?

Fsh, lh
follicular stimulating hormone
(fsh)
4.96 and LH is 2.89 .Is this normal?

Probably: Normal ranges can vary from lab to lab, so the 1st step would be to compare your results to the reference range, usually listed in parentheses such as (1.5 - 10). For hormone tests, however, results have to be interpreted in the context of what is happening clinically. Expected values for someone who is pregnant, or on birth control pills, or who should be ovulating at the time could all differ. ...Read more

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How much role does adrenal gland play in the regulation of kidney functions?

How much role does adrenal gland play in the regulation of kidney functions?

Indirect : The adrenal gland makes hormones that effect the BP and the kidneys handling of fluids and potassium. But doesn't effect the kidney function directly. Any change in BP that is significant can effect the kidney either lower or higher. So thought the adrenals sit on top of the kidney it doesn't control the GFR. ...Read more

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Is short term testosterone therapy prescribed to restore normal testosterone production?

Is short term testosterone therapy prescribed to restore normal testosterone production?

NO: Testosterone therapy only DECREASES your own testosterone production. Depending upon the dose and duration of therapy, your normal levels (as well as fertility) may never return to what they were before. It's a silly idea. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

Pitocin (Definition)

Pitocin is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's ...Read more