pituitary1 of 2
: of or relating to the pituitary gland
: caused or characterized by secretory disturbances of the pituitary gland
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AdjectiveMagnesium deficiencies have been found to influence the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA), which is known to be involved in the development of anxiety disorders. —Sarah Anzlovar, Ms, Verywell Health, 15 May 2023 Among the large body of research demonstrating the benefits of animal companionship is the important role of a pituitary hormone called oxytocin. —Naomi Weinshenker, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2022 That medication up-regulates the body's pituitary fuels and stimulates the testes. —Karen Pallarito, Health, 12 May 2023 Testosterone and estrogen levels are assessed, and so are your levels of luteinizing and follicle-stimulating hormones—the pituitary hormones responsible for testosterone and sperm production, respectively—as well as your cholesterol and lipids. —Andrew Zaleski, Men's Health, 20 Feb. 2023 Lesick was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism which affects fewer than 8,000 people in the United States. —Emily Strohm, PEOPLE.com, 26 Jan. 2022 Transsphenoidal surgery is done to remove pituitary tumors. —Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2021 If cortisol levels are determined to be pathologically high, then imaging of the pituitary or adrenal glands might be conducted. —Cathy Cassata, Health, 12 Apr. 2023 In one post, Shauna Rae explained the importance of raising awareness for pituitary dwarfism. —Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2023
NounThe elevated 17-hydroxyprogesterone, ACTH [a hormone made by the pituitary that stimulates the production of steroids by the adrenal gland] and 11-deoxycortisol levels are indicative of a defect in the steroidogenic pathway that leads to cortisol deficiency and androgen excess. —Isaac S. Kohane, STAT, 23 May 2023 That mechanism is the opposite of typical testosterone products, which shut down the pituitary and shut off the fuels to the testes. —Karen Pallarito, Health, 12 May 2023 If your level is low enough to warrant more aggressive treatment, your doctor can prescribe a drug that causes your pituitary to tell your gonads to make more testosterone. —Kevin Dupzyk, Men's Health, 24 Feb. 2023 Located at the base of the brain, the pituitary is a pea-sized gland sometimes referred to as the master gland, due to its control over other endocrine glands. —Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2021 Thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, is made by the pituitary and is abnormally high when the brain senses too low a hormone level and is abnormally low when the brain senses too high a thyroid level. —Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 10 June 2022 The treatments were successful, but when Lesick was 5, doctors discovered that her pituitary (which is responsible for producing hormones in the body that control metabolism and growth) had been rendered dormant. —Emily Strohm, PEOPLE.com, 28 Jan. 2022 And the CT scan revealed a growth about the size of a lima bean on his pituitary. —New York Times, 29 Dec. 2021 If there is such fine control between the pituitary and thyroid, manually trying to simulate that feedback mechanism by taking one pill a day (levothyroxine) seems impossible. —Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2021 See More
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