Disorders Affecting the Pituitary Gland
- anterior (front) lobe - produces growth hormone, prolactin (to stimulate milk production after giving birth), ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and LH (luteinizing hormone).
- intermediate lobe - produces melanocyte-stimulating hormone (controls skin pigmentation).
- posterior (back) lobe - produces ADH (antidiuretic hormone) and oxytocin (to contract the uterus during childbirth and stimulate milk production).
Disorders affecting the pituitary gland require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some disorders that affect the pituitary gland, for which we have provided a brief overview.
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Posterior Pituitary Disorders
Anterior Pituitary Disorders
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