anterior pituitary gland


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Noun1.anterior pituitary gland - the anterior lobe of the pituitary bodyanterior pituitary gland - the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
hypophysis, pituitary, pituitary body, pituitary gland - the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
pars anterior, pars distilis - the anterior part of the anterior pituitary
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These compounds stimulate the anterior pituitary gland to increase prolactin.
Production in the adrenal glands occurs in response to the secretion of ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) by the anterior pituitary gland. Steroids can also be manufactured synthetically and used to treat a variety of health conditions.
Production in the adrenal glands is via a pathway using ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) from the anterior pituitary gland. In addition, steroids can be manufactured synthetically and used to treat a variety of health conditions.
In case of incomplete differentiation of anterior pituitary gland, one or more of these hormones may be affected, causing combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) [1].
This hypothesis was partly supported by reports showing that infusion of SCFA into blood, and/or an increase of SCFA in the medium bathing the anterior pituitary gland cells, suppressed GHRH-induced GH release [4-6].
We observed that treatment with NAC downregulated the expression of Nrf2 in the anterior pituitary gland of rats.
Gender differences and the effect of different endocrine situations on the NOS expression pattern in the anterior pituitary gland. J Histochem Cytochem 2000; 48: 1639-1648, doi: 10.1177/002215540004801207.
[sup][4] Another possible explanation is interrelated to most of the precursors of nasopharyngeal origin remained in the clivus during the formation of the anterior pituitary gland. [sup][5]
Distinguishing normal nonadenomatous anterior pituitary gland from pituitary adenoma is best achieved through a combination of information gleaned from the TP and the frozen/permanent sections, because the latter may show crush artifact and the ability to distinguish preservation of acinar pattern either at frozen or permanent section can be seriously compromised by this.
In a major surgery that took place at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on 15 January, doctors removed the four-centimetre long tumour that had been forcing the anterior pituitary gland to produce excess growth hormones (GH) in the woman, a medical condition generally known as acromegaly, The Indian Express (http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/worlds-tallest-woman-from-west-bengal-has-surgery-at-aiims/) reported.
(13) The hypothalamus secretes thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) and luteinizing-releasing hormone (LRH) to stimulate or suppress the production of anterior pituitary gland hormones, which in turn stimulate the release of hormones and other substances from target organs.

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