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Netter Pituitary Hormone Illustration by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 11:52am If you're delivering a lecture on the pituitary gland, you might find this illustration useful to include in your PowerPoint presentation Read on »
Pituitary Hormone May Be Linked to Osteoporosis by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:19pm A hormone produced by the pituitary gland may play a role in bone loss in postmenopausal women, challenging the notion that declining estrogen levels are solely responsible for the problem. High levels of the hormone, pituitary-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), caused an increase in bone loss in mice. And mice who lacked either the ... Read on »
Pituitary Hormone In Menopause Under Study by Cathy T. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:45am Regulating a hormone abundant in women approaching menopause could offer alternatives for hormone replacement therapy, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Follicle-stimulating hormone, released by the pituitary gland, is involved in controlling the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs by the ovaries. Researchers want to know if ... Read on »
Review of the Human Pituitary Trust Account and CJD by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 May 2010 9:14am Issue 20 January 2010 News from the Department of Health and Ageing Review of the Human Pituitary Trust Account Since the Human Pituitary Hormone Program ceased in 1985, the Commonwealth has provided funds for counselling for recipients and their families, a support group network for recipients, and a number of medical research proje ... Read on »
Pituitary adenomas in 500 words or less by pathologystudent Posted Thu 24 Mar 2011 11:47am Pituitary adenomas are benign, glandular tumors of the pituitary gland. They are pretty common tumors (they account for about 10% of all intracranial neoplasms).  Most are clinically silent for years, until they get big enough to cause endocrine abnormalities or mass effects. Endocrine abnormalities occur when pituitary adenomas secr ... Read on »
Pituitary gland tumours by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm 2 Comments This information is about tumours of the pituitary gland. Although pituitary tumours are classified as brain tumours they have very few similarities to other types of brain tumour. Much of our general information about brain tumours will not be appropriate for people with pituitary tumours, although you may still wish to read it. ... Read on »
Prolactinoma by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is a prolactinoma? A prolactinoma is a benign tumour of the pituitary gland that produces a hormone called prolactin. It is the most common type of pituitary tumour. Symptoms of prolactinoma are caused by too much prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia) or by pressure of the tumour on surrounding tissues. Prolactin st ... Read on »
Infertility Terms - making sense of the jargon ! by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 11:44pm All this may be TMI, but if you need to talk to your GYN, or help your DH make sense of what your RE is saying, this is a useful crib sheet ! This is from the book How to Have a Baby: Overcoming Infertility by Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, MD and Dr. Anjali Malpani, MD. Abortion: the medical term for miscarriage. The various types include: ... Read on »
Pituitary gland by stipeygirl75 Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:11pm Well what, you may be wondering, does the pituitary gland have to do with the thyroid gland? Turns out, it has a lot to do with it. It is amazing how much I've had to learn in dealing with Chiari and EDS. Here is an explanation of what the pituitary gland does: "The pituitary gland is a tiny organ, the size of a pea, found at the base o ... Read on »
U.K. Patient with Inactive Pituitary and History of Bulimia Trying To Conceive by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am Question: Dear Dr Ramirez,first of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my question. I'll give you a brief history of my problem. I have a history of anorexia/bulimia which became very serious when I was 18, I lost around 20 kilos of weight in under two months when I was 19 and since then have not had my periods. ... Read on »