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pituitary

[pə′tü·ə‚ter·ē]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the hypophysis.
(physiology)
Secreting phlegm or mucus (archaic usage).
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the pituitary gland is performed after physiologic causes, drug-induced and condition like secondary hyperprolactinaemia are ruled out2,3.
Some studies have shown that loss of adhesion protein expression may be involved in the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas and contribute to tumor aggressiveness and invasiveness (4-7).
3 In the 1960s, Hardy introduced the use of operative microscope for the resection of pituitary tumours and for a very long time the trans-septal and trans-labial approaches remained the standard, with low rates of complication and mortality.
visual loss, headache, nasal obstruction, and hypopituitarism); unsuppressed TSH levels with elevated TH levels; evidence of a pituitary tumor by imaging; and confirmation by pathological diagnosis.
This is significant because, when functioning normally, the CABLES1 protein, expressed by the CABLES1 gene, slows the division and growth of pituitary cells that produce the hormone adrenocorticotropin (ACTH).
The study authors noted that the CABLES1 mutants were found in a small proportion of patients and that other genes have been implicated in pituitary tumor formation.
hyperplasia) of the pituitary as demonstrated by immunocytochemical examination (Mello et al.
Classification of pituitary adenomas is nonetheless important, because specific medical therapy can be directed at residual or recurrent disease following resection, especially in the case of prolactin- and growth hormone (GH)-producing neoplasms.
It's the pituitary gland, divided into front and back portions - anterior and posterior.
Jay Sheppard, senior fund-raising and marketing manager for The Pituitary Foundation, said: "All funds that they raise will go a long way towards helping people affected by pituitary conditions.