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hypopituitarism as cause p. 345
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hypopituitarism p. 351
The pituitary is a pea-sized gland, hanging by a stalk from the base of the brain.
The second largest cell group are the corticotrophs which secrete adrenocorticotropic hormone, or ACTH, which stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete cortisol, a hormone that controls the stress response, blood pressure, and metabolic regulation.
Hypopituitarism refers to the underproduction of any of the hormones released by the pituitary gland. If all of the pituitary hormones are underproduced, it's called panhypopituitarism. Hypopituitarism can be caused by tumors, pituitary hemorrhage or infarction, or accidental damage during radiation or surgery. Symptoms vary greatly depending on which hormones are impacted. Common symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, depression, low blood pressure, and problems with sexual function.
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