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Pituitary Disorders

Acromegaly Causes
Pituitary Tumors Usually Cause Acromegaly
Acromegaly, a growth hormone disorder, is always caused by a benign (non-cancerous) tumor, usually one on the pituitary gland. These tumors are also called adenomas, and they cause the body to produce too much growth hormone.
An Overview of the Pituitary Gland
The Endocrine System’s Master Gland
The pituitary gland is called the “master gland” because it controls functions of other endocrine glands. But it is largely regulated by the hypothalamus. It has two lobes that have different functions and secrete separate hormones.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
Disorders of the Parathyroid, Pituitary, and Pancreas
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 is a rare endocrine syndrome that involves the pituitary gland, parathyroid glands, and pancreas. Read this expert overview on MEN 1 treatments and prognosis.
Diseases of the Adrenal Cortex: Cushing's Syndrome
The Obesity Tumor
This article is a comprehensive overview of Cushing's syndrome, which is caused by excess production of the hormone cortisol by the adrenal cortex. Learn about the history of this disease, along with the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for Cushing's s
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