Pituitary gland, how does drug therapy work?

Need to know. the specific problem with the pituitary gland and what drug you are referring to.
A few comments. Need to know what is being treated, but some meds are used to replace hormones defective due to pituitary dysfunction, others to suppress hormones, such as prolactin production.

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