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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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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more


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Is antidiuretic hormone released by the adrenal glands?

Is antidiuretic hormone released by the adrenal glands?

ADH (vasopressin): ADH (vasopressin) is released by the posterior pituitary. ...Read more

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Does pituitary gland adenoma affect patients mentally?

Does pituitary gland adenoma affect patients mentally?

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

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What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

Pituitary tumors: These are very rare, and secrete high levels of fsh or lh. These hormones stimulate the gonad, so will cause elevated estrogen in a woman, and elevated testosterone in a man. ...Read more

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What releases anterior pituitary gonadotropins?

What releases anterior pituitary gonadotropins?

Gonadotropes: Fsh and lh are pituitary gonadotropins, they are released in response to pulsatile signals of gnrh from the hypothalamus. The cells that store and release them are sometimes called gonadotropes. ...Read more

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Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

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

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How are the adrenal glands which secrete testosterone hormones blocked?

How are the adrenal glands which secrete testosterone hormones blocked?

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

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

Via the blood stream: Trh flows from the hypothalamus to the anterior(front) pituitary gland through a blood connection between them. ...Read more

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Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Many: Breast, adrenal glands, thyroid glands, ovaries and testes, and kidneys, bones muscles, metabolism of the whole body blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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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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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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Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

It depends: It is in the eyes of the beholder..... Eyes of the reader of the pet or MRI of the brain ...Changing the machine... Treatment... Certain endogenous hormone levels and changes need to be considered. If the lesion is borderline to start with... Readings could change... Consult with the doctor and the radiologist... Compare side by side the pictures and correlate clinically. ...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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Growth hormone is 0.1ng/ml, acth is 6pg/ml, adh (vasopressin) is <0.5. Something wrong with the pitatury gland?

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

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

FSH,LH: Gnrh stimulates follicle stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone which stimulates the ovary to produce estrogen and Progesterone which stimulates ovulation which causes increased Progesterone which causes secretory endometrium which prepares the endometrium to allow implantation of a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg, Progesterone falls which stimulates gnrh to again rise & the cycle repeats. ...Read more

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Would intranasal oxytocin go from lungs to the bloodstream and act as a hormone? I'm wondering since I don't have a pituitary gland, so no OT hormone.

Would intranasal oxytocin go from lungs to the bloodstream and act as a hormone? I'm wondering since I don't have a pituitary gland, so no OT hormone.

Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a peptide made by the hypothalamus & stored/secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. When administered intranasally, it can act on the breasts and uterus via the systemic blood circulation. However, it's unclear whether it can cross the blood-brain barrier directly to affect the brain. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2013/12/08/spinal-taps-save-oxytocin-research/ ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Stoller
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Oxytocin (Definition)

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Pitocin (Definition)

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