Diseases of the Pituitary and Hypothalamus

Specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

The pituitary is the gland that regulates most of biological processes in the body. It is where the hormones that regulate the reproductive organs, glands and other body developmental stages originate. This gland consists of the anterior pituitary gland, which secretes somatotropin filtered and thyrotropin, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic and gonadotropin, and the posterior pituitary gland, which secretes vasopressin and oxytocin. In children, hipopituitarismos are serious diseases, should not administer treatment can have irreversible consequences. Another pathologies that may suffer are pituitary tumors.

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