HGH is a hormone normally made in tiny amounts by the pituitary gland in all of us.
Others who, because of a tumor in the pituitary gland, may overproduce HGH develop a different problem: gigantism.
I want a ball bat to club every country jake doctor that looks me over and asks about my pituitary gland.
In such cases, an autopsy shows an alteration of the pituitary gland, often due to malignant tumors (sarcoma).
From its lower surface is suspended the hypophysis or pituitary gland.
Long ago we learned that the pituitary gland influenced growth and development.
For instance if the pituitary gland over-functioned we had Giantism.
Goldstein reported a case of gigantism from overactivity of the pituitary gland after castration.
Other cases of mental deficiency may be due to an alteration in the pituitary gland.
It has been found that an abnormality quite like brachydactyly is produced by abnormality in the pituitary gland.
pituitary gland n.
A small, oval endocrine gland attached to the base of the vertebrate brain and consisting of an anterior and a posterior lobe, the secretions of which control the other endocrine glands and influence growth, metabolism, and maturation. Also called hypophysis, master gland.
|pituitary gland |
A gland at the base of the brain in vertebrate animals that is divided into two regions, anterior and posterior, each of which secretes important hormones. The anterior portion, whose secretions are directly controlled by the hypothalamus, produces hormones that regulate the function of most of the body's hormone-producing glands and organs, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Growth hormone is also produced by the anterior pituitary. The posterior pituitary releases antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and oxytocin.
A small gland, attached to the base of the brain and controlled by the hypothalamus, that functions in the endocrine system. The pituitary gland secretes many hormones: some control the actions of other glands, whereas others influence growth, metabolism, and reproduction.