The Pituitary Gland

  • Colin M. Feek
  • Christopher R. W. Edwards
Part of the Treatment in Clinical Medicine book series (TC MEDICINE)

Abstract

The anterior pituitary gland synthesises and secretes growth hormone (hGH), prolactin (PRL), gonadotrophins (LH and FSH), thyrotrophin (TSH) and corticotrophin (ACTH).

Keywords

Adenoma Testosterone Glucocorticoid Progesterone Statin 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin M. Feek
    • 1
  • Christopher R. W. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Wellington HospitalWellington 2New Zealand
  2. 2.Department of MedicineWestern General HospitalEdinburghScotland

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