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Pituitary mean ______?

Spit mucus

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Master gland

Pituitary

3

What will happen without pituitary?

Cessation of growth
Profound Alterations in intermediate metabolism
Failure of gonadal, thyroidal and adrenal func

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Pituitary is also referred to as ___________ meaning "under growth"

Hypophysis

5

Where is the location of pituitary?

Under hypothalamus

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Functions of pituitary

Feed back loops
Diurnal rhythm
Pulsatile secretion
Environmental or external modifications of its performance

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Anterior pituitary is also referred to as

Adenohypophysis

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Intermediate lobe

Pars medialis

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Posterior pituitary

Neurohypophysis

10

Poorly developed in humans and has little function

Pars intermedialis/ intermediate lobe

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Posterior pituitary arises from ______________

Diancephalon

12

Storage and rreleases oxytocin and ADH?

Posterior pituitary

13

The largest portion of the gland?

Anterior pituitary gland

14

Anterior pituitary gland arises from?

Rathke's pouch

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______________An evagination of buccal ectoderm that progressively extendeds upward and enveloped by __________________

Rathke's pouch and sphenoid bone

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_____________ is the critical event in the formation of hypothalamic hyphyseal unit

Median eminence and pituitary stalk

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Pituitary functions can be detected by ___________ of gestation

7-9 weeks

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Prolactin secreting cells

Lactotrophs

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Growth hormone secreting cells

Somatotrophs

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Thyroid stimulating hormone secreting cells

Thyrotrophs

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ACTH-secreting cells

Corticotrophs

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LSH AND FSH secreting cells

Gonadotrophs