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Super-tall Sun Ming Ming dreams of NBA career 

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At nearly 7 feet 9 inches (236 cm) tall, with size 19 feet, Chinese basketball player Sun Ming Ming dreams of joining the National Basketball Association.

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Pituitary gland
Located at the base of the skull, the pituitary gland is protected by a bony structure pitutary gland called the sella turcica.
Median sagittal through the hypophysis of an adult monkey. Semidiagrammatic.
Latin hypophysis, glandula pituitaria
Gray's subject #275 oituitary gland 1275
Precursor neural and oral ectoderm, including Rathke's pouch
MeSH A06.407.747
Dorlands/Elsevier h_22/12439692

The pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about pituitary glad the size of a pea that sits in the small, bony cavity (sella turcica) piyuitary gland at the base of pituitary gland the brain.

The pituitary gland secretes hormones regulating a pituitary gland tumor wide variety of bodily activities, including trophic hormones that stimulate other endocrine glands. For a while, pituitary gland problems this led scientists to call it the master gland, but now we know that it is pituitary gland disorders in fact regulated by hormones released from the hypothalamus.

The pituitary gland is pituitary gland function physically attached to the brain by the symptoms of pituitary gland tumors pituitary, or hypophyseal stalk connected with the median eminence.


  • 1 Sections
    • 1.1 Posterior tumor on the pituitary gland pituitary gland tumors pituitary (neurohypophysis)
    • 1.2 Anterior pituitary (Adenohypophysis)
    • 1.3 Intermediate lobe
  • 2 Functions
  • 3 See anatomy of the pituitary gland also
  • 4 External links


It is divided pituitary gland and mental illness into two sections: the anterior lobe pituitary gland headaches (adenohypophysis) and the posterior lobe (neurohypophysis).

Posterior pituitary pituitary gland vision (neurohypophysis)

The posterior lobe is connected to a part of the brain called the hypothalamus stimulate the pituitary gland via the infundibulum (or stalk), giving rise to the pituitary gland cow hypothalamohypophyseal tract. Hormones are made in nerve cell bodies positioned in the hypothalamus, and these hormones are then transported the pituitary gland down the nerve cell's axons to the posterior pituitary. Hypothalamic decreased adrenal function pituitary gland neurons fire such hormones, releasing them into the capillaries of the pituitary gland.

The hormones secreted by the posterior pituitary pituitary gland surgery are

  • Oxytocin comes from the paraventricular nucleus in stimulating the pituitary gland the Hypothalamus
  • Antidiuretic hormone (ADH - also known as vasopressin), comes from the supraoptic affected brain gland injury pituitary traumatic nucleus in the Hypothalamus

Anterior pituitary functions of pituitary gland (Adenohypophysis)

The anterior lobe is derived from oral ectoderm, composed of mri of axis & pituitary gland glandular epithelium it communicates with the hypothalamus via a network of capillaries.

The anterior pituitary produces and secretes:

  • growth hormone
  • prolactin
  • follicle-stimulating hormone
  • luteinizing hormone
  • thyroid-stimulating hormone
  • adrenocorticotropic hormone
  • endorphins
  • and other pituitary glands hormones

It does this in response to releasing bovine feline human pituitary gland hormones produced by the hypothalamus. These craving for onions pituitary gland travel to the anterior lobe by way of a special capillary dural sinus closest to pituitary gland system, called the hypothalamic-hypophyseal portal system. These hypothalamic signalling hormones include:

  • TRH (thyrotropin-releasing hormone)
  • CRH (corticotropin-releasing hormone)
  • DA (dopamine, "prolactin inhibiting pictures of the pituitary gland factor"/PIF)
  • GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone)
  • GHRH (growth hormone releasing hormone)

These hormones from the hypothalamus cause release of pituitary gland development the respective hormone from the pituitary, i.e. TRH releases TSH, CRH releases ACTH, prominent pituitary gland GnRH releases FSH and LH and GHRH small pituitary gland tumor cause dizziness causes the release of GH except for DA, which constantly inhibits the release of prolactin normally. symptoms of pituitary gland problems There is also an interaction treating the pituitary gland with medication between the hormones from the hypothalamus, i.e. TRH induces the release of prolactin.

The control of tumor on pituitary gland release of hormones from the pituitary is in a negative feedback loop. Their release is inhibited by increasing levels of head injury pituitary gland headache hormones from the target gland on which they act.

Intermediate lobe

There is also an intermediate lobe in many animals. For instance in fish pituitary gland + diagram it is pituitary gland + tumour + symptoms believed to control physiological colour change. In adult humans it is just a thin layer pituitary gland 2 mm tumor disease of cells between the anterior and posterior pituitary gland and headaches pituitary, nearly indistinguishable from the anterior lobe. The intermediate lobe produces melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH), although this function pituitary gland bovine is often (imprecisely) attributed to the anterior pituitary.


The pituitary pituitary gland brain gland helps control the following body processes:

  • Growth
  • Blood pressure
  • Some aspects of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Breast milk production
  • Sex organ functions in both pituitary gland hair loss women and men
  • Thyroid gland function
  • The conversion of food into pituitary gland histology energy (metabolism)
  • Water and osmolarity regulation in the body

See also

  • Growth hormone pituitary gland numbness deficiency
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Acromegaly
  • Pickardt syndrome
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Sheehan syndrome
  • Syndrome of which glands are not regulated by the pituitary inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Head and neck anatomy

External links

  • The Pituitary Gland, from the UMM Endocrinology Health Guide
  • NeuroNames hier-382
  • Oklamoma State, activates the pituitary gland Endocrine System
  • Histology at anterior lobe of pituitary gland BU 14201loa
Endocrine system - Pituitary gland - cocaine pituitary gland edit
Posterior pituitary: Pars nervosa | Median eminence | Infundibular stalk
Anterior pituitary: Pars intermedia | Pars tuberalis | Pars distalis | damage to the pituitary gland Somatotropes | Lactotropes | Thyrotropes | Gonadotropes | Corticotropes
Endocrine diagram of pituitary gland system - gland pituitary tumor edit
Adrenal gland | Corpus luteum | Hypothalamus | Kidney | Ovaries | Pancreas | Parathyroid gland | Pineal gland | Pituitary gland | Testes | Thyroid gland
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epithalamus: pineal body, habenula, habenular nuclei

anterior hypothalamus: anterior hypothalamic nucleus, paraventricular nucleus, mri image of pituitary gland preoptic area, supraoptic nucleus, suprachiasmatic pituitary gland abnormality nucleus

intermediate/middle/tuberal/pituitary hypothalamus: infundibulum, median eminence, arcuate nucleus, ventromedial nucleus, dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus, tuber cinereum, pituitary gland (anterior pituitary, pituitary gland cyst symtoms treatment posterior pituitary)

posterior/lateral hypothalamus: posterior nucleus, mammillary body, lateral nucleus

subthalamus: subthalamic nucleus

thalamus: pulvinar, medial pituitary gland developement geniculate nucleus, lateral geniculate nucleus, list of thalamic nuclei

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