Flashcards in Pathology of Pituitary and Endocrine Gland Deck (9)
What is the anterior pituitary derived from?
What is secreted by the anterior pituitary?
trophic and non-trophic hormones
Trophic: TSH, ACTH, FSH, LH
Non-trophic: GH and Prolactin
What does the posterior pituitary consist of?
An extension of neural tissue consisting of modified glial cells and axonal processes
What does the posterior pituitary secrete?
ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin
What syndrome can anterior pituitary adenoma be related to?
Werner syndrome (MEN1 gene)
What is the most common functional tumour of the pituitary?
Does pituitary hypofunction affect individual hormones?
What is Craniopharyngioma derived from?
remnants of Rathke’s pouch