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Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland 

Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland
Disorders of the anterior pituitary gland

Niki Karavitaki

and John A.H. Wass


August 28, 2014: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.


Treatment of acromegaly—combined treatment with somatostatin analogues and pegvisomant.

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date: 25 October 2021

The anterior pituitary gland produces growth hormone (GH), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and prolactin. Their secretion is regulated by hypothalamic releasing and inhibitory factors delivered via portal capillaries, and by negative feedback inhibition of the cognate hormones produced by target endocrine glands such as the thyroid and adrenal cortex....

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