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Pituitary Diseases (Disease, Anterior Pituitary) Summary

Description: Disorders involving either the ADENOHYPOPHYSIS or the NEUROHYPOPHYSIS. These diseases usually manifest as hypersecretion or hyposecretion of PITUITARY HORMONES. Neoplastic pituitary masses can also cause compression of the OPTIC CHIASM and other adjacent structures.

Also Known As: Disease, Anterior Pituitary; Anterior Pituitary Diseases; Pituitary Disorders; Pituitary Gland Diseases; Posterior Pituitary Diseases Show All >>

Networked: 413 relevant articles (12 outcomes, 28 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pituitary Diseases

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 68 results : FDA 7
  2. Insulin (Novolin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 47 results : FDA 2
  3. Metyrapone : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 16 results : FDA 1
  4. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 24 results : FDA 2
  5. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 47 results : FDA 176 Generic
  6. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 40 results : IBA
  7. Hormones : 1 outcome 3 studies in 47 results : IBA
  8. Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-1) : 1 outcome 1 study in 18 results : IBA
  9. Gonadotropins : 1 outcome 1 study in 12 results : IBA
  10. Anterior Pituitary Hormones : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pituitary Diseases

  1. Hypogonadism (Hypergonadotropic Hypogonadism)
  2. Cushing Syndrome
  3. Pituitary Neoplasms (Pituitary Adenoma)
  4. Prolactinoma (Prolactinomas)
  5. Hypoglycemia (Reactive Hypoglycemia)
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Key Therapies for Pituitary Diseases

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  1. Adrenalectomy : 1 outcome in 6 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 1 study in 12 results
  3. Cranial Irradiation : 8 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 results
  5. Perioperative Period : 1 result
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