Category Archives: Pituitary

Acromegaly & Gigantism

Acromegaly refers to the clinical syndrome caused by excessive growth hormone (GH) in adulthood, after the closure of epiphyses (bone growh plates). GH produces many of its effects through the stimulation of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I), produced in the liver … Continue reading

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Hyperprolactinemia

Background: Prolactin is a peptide hormone that is produced and released from the anterior pituitary. The pituitary is an autonomous prolactin factory. The pituitary will produce increased amounts of prolactin automatically unless it is inhibited from doing so by dopamine, … Continue reading

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