The pituitary gland itself consists of a larger anterior lobe that makes the following hormones: adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), growth hormone (GH) and Prolactin. The posterior lobe releases two hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin (ADH) that are produced in the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus relays signals from many parts of the brain to the pituitary, which in turn sends its own messages to various parts of the body.
- Q What causes pituitary hormone deficiency?
- Q How does the loss of pituitary gland function happen?
- Q How might my pituitary gland lose function aside from a tumor?
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