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With medication.: The adrenal glands produce androgenic hormones that can be blocked with medication. Aminoglutethimide, ketoconazole, abiraterone & tak-700 (orteronel) are examples, blocking the synthesis of steroid compounds in the glands. Other essential hormones that are blocked may need to be replaced. Surgical removal of both glands would also eliminate adrenal androgens, but it is not done for this purpose. ...Read more
ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin: Both are produced in hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland. ...Read more
Inhibin: Inhibin, made by the gonadsGet a more detailed answer ›
Hormones: A tropic hormone is a hormone secreted by one gland and then stimulates another gland; for example, the pituitary makes TSH, which targets the thyroid and causes the thyroid to make T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The thyroid hormones (T4, T3 (liothyronine)) target other organs (heart, CNS, GI, etc), but not really other glands, so are not really tropic hormones. ...Read more
Could: ACTH producing pituitary adenoma may cause psychiatric symptoms due to elevation of steroids. A large adenoma may impinge on brain structure and cause mental symptoms. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Growth hormone is 0.1ng/ml, acth is 6pg/ml, adh (vasopressin) is <0.5. Something wrong with the pitatury gland?
Treat the numbers?: Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. The ACTH and ADH (vasopressin) numbers can't be interpreted without the clinical context- it is like a fish out of water. After all, the values may be due to a lab error. It's best to ask this question with the doctor who you visited and ordered the tests. ...Read more
Sort of: Thyroxine is made by the thyroid gland. Basically, the pituitary gland communicates with the thyroid gland via tsh, and the resulting secretion of normal concentrations of thyroxine in turn keep TSH in the normal range. The pituitary gland, however, secretes many more hormones aside from tsh. ...Read more
How does thyrotropin releasing hormone (trh) travel from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?
A nexus..: Of tiny blood vessels between the two areas. ...Read more
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
Via the blood stream: Trh flows from the hypothalamus to the anterior(front) pituitary gland through a blood connection between them. ...Read more
A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?
Possibly infarction: Possibly a tumor or something else. Lack of blood supply to the pituitary gland or a pituitary tumor may change the secretions of adh (vasopressin). However, there are other causes also, such as pregnancy that can cause this area to be infarcted (loss of blood supply). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer