anterior pituitary hormones

anterior pituitary hormones
the hormones secreted by the adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary), including growth hormone, thyrotropin, prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, β-lipotropin, and corticotropin. Called also adenohypophysial h's.

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  • Anterior pituitary — The front portion of the pituitary, a small gland in the head called the master gland. Hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary influence growth, sexual development, skin pigmentation, thyroid function, and adrenocortical function. These… …   Medical dictionary

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  • pituitary hormones — see anterior pituitary h s and posterior pituitary h s …   Medical dictionary

  • Combined rapid anterior pituitary evaluation panel — Diagnostics OPS 301 code 1 797 A triple bolus test or a dynamic pituitary function test is a medical diagnostic procedure used to assess a patient s pituitary function. A triple bolus test is usually ordered and interpreted by endocrinologists.… …   Wikipedia

  • combined anterior pituitary test — (for functioning of the anterior pituitary) four exogenous hypothalamic hormones are administered intravenously (corticotropin releasing hormone, growth hormone–releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone–releasing hormone, and thyrotropin… …   Medical dictionary

  • pituitary gland — Anat. a small, somewhat cherry shaped double structure attached by a stalk to the base of the brain and constituting the master endocrine gland affecting all hormonal functions in the body, consisting of an anterior region (anterior pituitary or… …   Universalium

  • pituitary tumour — ▪ disease       most common cause of enlargement of the sella turcica, the bone cavity in the head in which the pituitary gland is located. There are two general types of pituitary tumours hormone secreting and nonsecreting. There are five types… …   Universalium

  • Pituitary gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = hypophysis, glandula pituitaria GraySubject = 275 GrayPage = 1275 Caption = Located at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland is protected by a bony structure called the sella turcica(also known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Pituitary gland — The main endocrine gland. It is a small structure in the head. It is called the master gland because it produces hormones that control other glands and many body functions including growth. The pituitary consists of the anterior and posterior… …   Medical dictionary

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