Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland

Niki Karavitaki and John A.H. Wass

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland

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The anterior pituitary gland produces growth hormone (GH), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and prolactin. Their secretion is regulated by hypothalamic releasing and inhibitory factors delivered via portal capillaries, and by negative feedback inhibition of the cognate hormones produced by target endocrine glands such as the thyroid and adrenal cortex....

Chapter.  16682 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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