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    Overview A pituitary adenoma is a benign growth that occurs in the pituitary gland. Sometimes when the pituitary gland becomes covered with tumor-like growths it begins to secrete an excess of hormones. Though mostly benign, these tumors can still cause problems throughout the body. Definition & Facts The pituitary gland is located below the brain and above the nasal passages. This gland belongs to a system known as the endocrine system that includes the pancreatic gland, adrenal gland, thyroid gland and a set of other glands and organs. This is the central part of the endocrine system that activates other glands throughout the body. The occurrence of a person having an active PA is unlikely. As of 2014, there was a mere ten-thousand cases of pituitary adenoma diagnosed per year; however, as much as one in four people may have these adenomas without any signs or symptoms.…

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    The surgery Pituitary adenoma has evolved from a craniotomy approaches toward less invasive approaches, over the last century. In the last twenty years, there is a solid growing evidence to support the use of endoscopic approach as an alternative approach for treatment of pituitary adenomas (8-12). Endoscopy can expand the surgeons’ performance of transsphenoidal surgery, improves visualization and facilitates removing tumors that could not be accessed before. Several authors have discussed the…

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    Hypopituitarism verses Hyperpituitarism Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder in both males and females where your pituitary gland has either failed to produce one or more of its hormones or isn’t producing enough. The pituitary gland is a small jelly bean shaped gland situated at the base of your brain, behind your nose and between your ears. While this is here it is secreting hormones that affect almost every part of your body. Hypopituitarism is essentially another word for the pituitary…

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    Examples of disruptions in the endocrine system negatively affecting the rest of the body are as follows. Addison disease caused by the destruction of the Adrenal Cortex results in Adrenocortiroid deficiency messing up the balance of salts, Vitamin K and, water in the body. This disruption causing skin darkening, salt cravings, Hypoglycemia, low blood pressure and, weight loss. Adrenal Adenoma or an Adrenal Tumor may result in the overproduction of Cortisol (Cushings), Aldosterone…

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    Outline Introduce the problem 1-2 sentences 50 words Decades have passed and the science community researched and were still not able to discover the biological function of the pituitary gland that was said to be the " seat of the soul". Philosophers have claimed that the pituitary gland is the habitat of the soul Before criticizing the claim, articulate it clearly so that we understand why someone would make each a claim. In other words, present the argument of your opponent in debate,…

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    As we know endocrine and nervous system work together. The way they work together is through communications. This systems consists on glands which secrets special hormones and these hormone goes around in the body as messenger. The organs who carry these type of hormones in the body are blood stream, organs and body tissues. The way they are connected is via brain which connect with two communication systems and the hypothalamus is tiny collection of Nellie which controls behaviour placed at the…

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    to be a psychology midterm on Monday, she shows some signs of stress; her heart races in fear and anticipation of the test since she has not read the book or gone to any lectures, and her neck and shoulders stiffen at the very thought of taking the midterm. Over the weekend, she prepares by cramming for hours on end, to prevent getting a terrible grade. After studying for so long, she feels tired, and decides to reward herself by eating a bag of chips. When under stress, the hypothalamus sends…

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    Endocrine System Essay

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    The endocrine system is one of the major systems in the body, it is one of the two systems established for regulating the body to achieve homeostasis. This system plays a role in long distance intercellular communication, coordination, and homeostasis control (Rice University-Open Stax, 2016). It is made up of a collection of glands which produce hormones, regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, mood, in addition to a plethora of other…

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    The effect of human growth hormone of pituitary dwarfism in children and adults Introduction Human Growth Hormone is one of the major hormone found in endocrine system in your body. It is an essential hormone that stimulate the body growth, normal brain function and secreted by the somatotropin cells in anterior pituitary gland. There are a condition of abnormal body grow such as pituitary gigantism and pituitary dwarfism which the body over create grow hormone or doesn’t create enough GH.…

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    Introduction Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths found in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small organ in the center of the brain. It makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body. In most cases, pituitary tumors grow slowly, are not cancerous (are benign), and do not spread to other parts of the body. These tumors are best treated when they are found and diagnosed early. A pituitary tumor may produce hormones (functioning tumor) or not…

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