Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hyperpituitarism Underlying Cause

Pituitary hormones include:

  • Growth hormone:
    • Stimulates growth
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone:
    • Stimulates the thyroid gland
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone:
    • Stimulates the adrenal glands
  • Prolactin:
    • Stimulates breast tissue to produce milk

The most common cause of hyperpituitarism is a non-cancerous tumor of the pituitary gland.

Types of pituitary tumors include:

Continue to Hyperpituitarism Anatomy

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hyperpituitarism References
  1. Horvath E, Kovacs K, Scheithauer BW. Pituitary hyperplasia. Pituitary. 1999 May;1(3-4):169-79. [11081195]
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