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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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CDI may also be associated with a thickened pituitary stalk and hyperintensity of the posterior pituitary seen on sagittal T1-weighted MR imaging (19-22) and for this reason she also underwent MRI scanning.
14) The example has been given that if a patient smokes several cigarettes after a water load, there is a fall in urine output because of stimulation of the posterior pituitary gland and release of antidiuretic hormone.
6] Although the tumors are thought to arise from the posterior pituitary glial cells, none of the patients experienced diabetes insipidus at presentation.
Posterior pituitary hormones, salt and water balance and hypertension
Additionally, he had no symptoms or laboratory values compatible with posterior pituitary dysfunction.
This inability could result from injury to the hypothalamus, the supraoptic hypophyseal tract, or the posterior pituitary gland (Hickey, 2003).
Organized into 12 chapters, this text presents in detail the endocrinology of pediatric diseases and conditions, including normal growth and growth disorders, the thyroid gland, obesity, hypoglycemia, diabetes, and disorders of the posterior pituitary gland and water metabolism.

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