What is pituitary hormone?
The pituitary gland is a small, bean-shaped gland situated at the base of your brain, somewhat behind your nose and between your ears. Despite its small size, the gland influences nearly every part of your body. The hormones it produces help regulate important functions, such as growth, blood pressure and reproduction.
Function of the pituitary hormones
The pituitary, a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain, produces a number of hormones.
Each of these hormones affects a specific part of the body (a target organ or tissue). Because the pituitary controls the function of most other endocrine glands, it is often called the master gland. Hormone.
Effect of over secretion of pituitary hormones
Over secretion of this hormone causes the following
1. In Children it leads to gigantism
2. Another effect of over secretion of the Pituitary hormones yes that is leads to acromegaly in adults
The over secretion of the pituitary hormones leads to increase in size of head, increase in hand, body and legs
if the pituitary gland does not produce enough growth hormone in a child, they may have a permanently short stature. If it doesn’t produce enough follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone, it might cause problems with sexual function, menstruation, and fertility.
Effect of under secretion of the pituitary gland hormones.
1. in children, effect of under-secretion of pituary hormones is that it leads to dwarfism which a situation of retarded growth