Introduction To Pituitary Disease

The pituitary controls the function of peripheral endocrine glands (the pituitary and its target organs). Structure and function of the pituitary gland and the relationship between pituitary and hypothalamus are discussed in overview of the endocrine system. The pituitary and its target organs specific thyroid disorders are lesions of the pituitary Generalized hypopituitarism Selective interference of a pituitary hormone deficiency (including central diabetes insipidus) Hypophysenhormonexzesse, including gigantism, acromegaly, galactorrhea, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion and Cushing’s disease

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