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Found Pituitary 39 times.

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1. Acromegaly
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder in which there is excessive secretion of the growth hormone resulting in enlargement of hands, feet, face, tongue, jaws and internal organs. The cause is usually a benign pituitary adenoma .

2. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH)
A peptide hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland . It stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete glucocorticoid hormones, which help cells synthesize glucose , catabolize proteins , mobilize free fatty acid s, and inhibit inflammation in allergic responses.

3. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary that stimulates the adrenal cortex to release several hormones including cortisol.

4. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland that increases the permeability of the renal tubule of the nephron and thereby increases water reabsorption; also known as vasopressin .

5. Bromocryptine (Parlodel)
A drug that reduces levels of the pituitary hormone prolactin .

6. Clomiphene citrate (Clomid, Serophene)
A fertility drug that stimulates ovulation through the release of gonadotropin s from the pituitary gland .

7. Diabetes insipidus (water diabetes)
A disease of the pituitary gland or kidney , not diabetes mellitus . Diabetes insipidus is often called "water diabetes" to set it apart from "sugar diabetes." The cause and treatment are not the same as for diabetes mellitus. "Water diabetes" has diabetes in its name because most people who have it show most of the same signs as someone with diabetes mellitus-they have to urinate often, get very thirsty and hungry, and feel weak. However, they do not have glucose (sugar) in their urine.

8. Endocrine gland
A gland , such as the pituitary or thyroid , that secretes its products directly into the bloodstream. Compare exocrine gland.

9. Endocrinology
The scientific study of the function and pathology of the endocrine glands (e.g. the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, etc.)

10. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
This is the pituitary hormone that stimulates follicle growth in women and sperm formation in men.


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