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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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The work of the pituitary gland is to suss out when the other glands are working at the correct level, and bring them back into line through its own super or trophic hormones.
The findings challenge the widely held belief that infertility is a result of insulin resistance - a body's insensitivity to chronically elevated insulin levels and a hallmark of obesity - and suggest a new culprit: heightened sensitivity to insulin's effects on the pituitary gland.
She said: "Lorraine died in 1985 and the pituitary glands were taken from 1976 to 1986, but I haven't gotten confirmation from Our Lady's Hospital.
The Diana, Princess of Wales Children's Hospital confirmed for the first time pituitary glands were removed by mortuary workers.
Human growth hormone is made by the pituitary gland, just under the brain, and is important for normal development and maintenance of our tissues and organs.
P&U spokesman Roy Sutherwood said: "There was no money exchanged for pituitary glands.
And it has emerged that international pharmaceutical company Pharmacia and Upjohn paid Irish hospitals for brain pituitary glands from dead children and adults from 1974 to 1985.
First, the hypothalamus sends "releasing hormones" to the pituitary gland.
Growth hormone is critical to proper development in children, particularly their height, and injections of growth hormone are considered a legitimate treatment for short children and for adults whose pituitary glands don't produce enough growth hormone to maintain normal metabolism.
Camper has tried, and failed, to coax embryonic stem cells to form pituitary glands.
British hospital workers were paid by the Government to remove pituitary glands which were later used in the manufacture of human growth hormone treatment for children.
The diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome is based on a review of the patient's medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and often x-ray exams of the adrenal or pituitary glands.