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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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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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What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more

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What conditions affect the pituitary gland?

What conditions affect the pituitary gland?

Most commonly: Tumors of the pituitary rarely autoimmune inflammation, metastatic cancers, tb, sarcoidosis severe blood loss can yield necrosis of pituitary; head trauma can damage pituitary. ...Read more

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What is the gland that secretes both exocrine and endocrine hormone?

Pancreas: Endocrine hormones are secreted into the bloodstream to cause effects in other parts of the body. The pancreas secretes Insulin and glucagon to cause these effects. Exocrine hormones are secreted into body cavities with tubes connecting the producing gland into a body cavity. The pancreas secretes a variety of substances into the intestinal tract. ...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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How can the pituitary gland function when parts of it breakdown?

Pituitary hormones: It is possible that some pituitary hormones do not work, and others do work. For example, after a pituitary insult (tumor, trauma, etc), you could lose the gonadotropins (fsh, lh), but still have preserved acth and TSH (adrenal and thyroid). Some of this is related to the pituitary anatomy, and the locations of certain populations of cells. ...Read more

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Why does excess ADH (vasopressin) get released from the pituitary gland in the hypothalamus when you have lung cancer?

Why does excess ADH (vasopressin) get released from the pituitary gland  in the hypothalamus when you have lung cancer?

Not from pituitary: Some lung cancers can make adh, (vasopressin) and the inadequate amount of the hormone comes from the lung cancer cells, not from the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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What is the function of the pituitary gland and how does it relate to acromegaly?

What is the function of the pituitary gland and how does it relate to acromegaly?

Growth Hormone: The pituitary makes a number of hormones that control the thyroid, adrenal, milk production, reproduction, etc. One of these hormones is growth hormone (gh). A pituitary tumor can overproduce a hormone, and when gh is too high, it causes acromegaly. There are a number of medications that help lower the gh and treat acromegaly, but surgery is usually required. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

Many: Simplistically, the pituitary produces 6 hormones (fsh, lh, gh, tsh, acth, prolactin) which control hormone secretions from your thyroid, testicles or ovaries, adrenal, breast milk. A sign of a large pituitary tumor is loss of peripheral (sideway) vision, that is, when you look straight ahead, you cannot see what on your sides. Pituitary tumors are not cancerous, they are benign. ...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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Why does the adrenal cortex of adrenal glands enlarge during the summer in females?

Why does the adrenal cortex of adrenal glands enlarge during the summer in females?

Adrenals: This is news to me. I cannot think of any physiologic reason. And any "enlargement" would not be noticeable on a scan. ...Read more

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When the entire pituitary gland is removed to treat acromegaly, what are the consequences?

When the entire pituitary gland is removed to treat acromegaly, what are the consequences?

Pituitary: The pituitary gland controls all of the other glands in the body. Please go online and read "About Acromegaly" put on the web by the company Pfizer. Once you have read it you can then discuss with the surgeon who removed the gland. What neds were you prescribed after surgery? ...Read more

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How could the adrenal gland release neurotransmitters when it isn't part of the nervous system?

How could the adrenal gland release neurotransmitters when it isn't part of the nervous system?

Wrong: Hi. The adrenal gland has two district functional components: the cortex which makes steroid hormones and the medulla which secretes the "neurotransmitters" (but hormones in this context) epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. The adrenal medulla IS part of the nervous system, and is the equivalent of a presynaptic neuron; release is to blood instead of a postsynaptic nerve or muscle cell. ...Read more

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What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

Mainly T4: Thyroid produces T4 which get converted to T3 (liothyronine) and is the active form. Thyroid itself also produced t3 (liothyronine). Thyroid also produces calcitonin which is involved in the regulation of calcium, . ...Read more

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What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal: cortex, or outer portion, is mostly controlled by the pituitary, and predominately produces cortisone, aldosterone and some sex hormones. The inner portion, or medulla, is regulated by blood pressure, nervous stimulation, emotions, etc. and produces epinephrine, norepinephrine and some other lesser hormones. ...Read more

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If the adrenal cortex is not working properly does that means all of its hormones are affected?

If the adrenal cortex is not working properly does that means all of its hormones are affected?

Adrenal cortex: If you have addison's disease, you will lose production of cortisol, and often aldosterone (na/k balance) too. Epinephrine is not usually affected. Beware of the diagnosis of "adrenal fatigue". Adrenals respond to the situation at hand. They can fail (i.e. Addison's), but don't usually fatigue. If you are being told this, see an endocrinologist to make sure about the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello, does caffeine consumption affect the amount of growth hormone released by the pituitary gland?

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     does caffeine consumption affect the amount of growth hormone released by the pituitary gland?

Not known yet: Haven't seen any good research studies on what happens to the pituitary gland (deep inside the brain) after taking caffeine. There are some ideas about it on the web, but those ideas may not be from truly reliable scientific studies. ...Read more