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The anterior pituitary gland secretes hormones that influence....

Growth and Metabolism, Sexual Development, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

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What are the hormones secreted by the Anterior Pituitary?

Growth Hormone, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Adrenocorticotropic Hormone, Porlactin, Luteinizing Hormone, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone.

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Growth Hormone - activity?
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - activity?
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone - activities?
Prolactin - activity?
Luteinizing Hormone - Activity?
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone - Activity?
Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone - Activities?

Growth Hormone - Growth.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - Metabolism.
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone - Metabolism/F & E
Prolactin - Sexual Function
Luteinizing Hormone - Sexual Function
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone - Sexual Function
Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone - Pigmentation, circadian rhythm.

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Primary Pituitary Dysfunction - problem with...

The actual gland.

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Secondary Pituitary Dysfunction - problem with...

hypothalamus.

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What are some causes of hypopituitarism?

Tumors, severe malnutrition, head trauma, infection, surgery, aids, hypovolemic shock, etc.

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Sheehan's Syndrome - lots of blood loss during...

childbirth.

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What can cause hyperpituitarism?

Adenomas (produces too much), and Hyperplasia (too much growth)

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Growth Hormone directly affects tissue and cell growth - T/F?

False! It does not!

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GH stimulates the liver to produce ____ which enhance growth activities of tissues and cells.

Somatomedins --- IGF1

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GH --> IGF1 --> Stimulates cell growth. T/F?

True

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Gh, Insulin and Grehlin control blood glucose levels and hunger. T/F?

True!

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GH Stimulates Fatty Acid Metabolism and Triglyceride Update and STOPS Carbohydrate and protein metabolism. T/F?

True!

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In starvation, GH will use __ for food first.

Fat!

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Low GH - More fat. T/F?

True!

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Better GH Level, worse cholesterol. T/F?

False - with a better GH level, you'll have better cholesterol. So Low GH, increased cholesterol!

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GH Deficiency - decreased growth in children is growth ___. In adults, it can be ___.

Growth retardation in children/osteoporosis in adults.

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What are some concerns with GH deficiency in an adult?

Decreased bone density, weakness, lethargy, decreased fat metabolism, decreased triglyceride uptake.

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With GH Excess, why don't adults grow taller?

Their bone plates have fused- so they can't just add more bone on!

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What is gigantism?

GH Hypersecretion that begins BEFORE puberty. This includes rapid, proportional growth because the bone lines haven't fused.

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What is acromegaly?

This is GH hypersecretion AFTER puberty. SO this includes increased skeletal thickness but not growing to look like you're Hagrid's brother.

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What are some physical assessments for Gh Excess?

Physical changes, energy and strength, pain (bone/joint ?), mobility, symptoms associated with it, etc.

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To test GH levels, we would give Insulin - if GH's normal, you're okay. If not...

Then you have a problem!

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What are some patient considerations for GH excess?

Self esteem problems, body image, role function, financial stress and relationship issues.

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Deficiency of the gonadotropins alter sexual function in just men. T/F?

FALSE - in BOTH men and women.

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LH Deficiency - triggers what/stimulates production of what?

Ovulation/stimulates production of testosterone.

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What happens in men with LH deficiency?

Loss of secondary sex characteristics (like loss of body hair, etc), decreased libido, infertility, testicular atrophy, etc.)

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What happens in women with LH deficiency?

Ovarian failure, amenorrhea, infertility.

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What does FSH do?

Stimulates follicular development in ovaries, stimulates sperm production/influences fertility.

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What happens with FSH deficiency?

Infertility.

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What happens with LH/FSH excess? Is it rare?

It is very rare - it stimulates menopausal state in women.

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What are some physical assessments with LH/FSH excess?

Secondary sex characteristics, reproductive issues, menses (women), libido problems, dysparuenia (painful intercourse for the ladies).

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Prolactin - what does it do?

Milk production in females, suppresses secretion of LH and FSH levels, and may play a role of myelinization of axons in CNS.

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What happens with prolactin excess?

In relation to LH/FSH suppression - ED, Hypogonadism, decreased libido, amenorrhea.

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What is the most common cause of hyper secretion?

Tumor in the pituitary gland. Causes excess prolactin.

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What happens with prolactin deficiency?

Reduced or absent milk supply - which may have emotional implications.

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What does hypopituitarism?

Causes hormone deficiency - so we need to focus on Hormone Replacement.

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How do we treat hyperpituitarism?

Surgery - Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy - it's where they stick a "stick" through the nose and cut the tumor out.

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What are some drugs for Hyperpituitarism?

Dopamine Agonists/Somatostatin analogs, Radiation Therapy

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What is Sheehan's Syndrome?

Hypopituitarism post-pardum.