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How do medications treat pituitary disorders?

Medications used to treat pituitary disorders are generally of two types: tumor-shrinking drugs and drugs that inhibit hormone production. Pituitary disorders usually consist of non-cancerous tumors of the pituitary gland, which controls the production of hormones in the body. Some medications attack the tumors themselves and inhibit their growth. Other medications may be used to block the production of a hormone that is too plentiful in the body.

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