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(Science: anatomy, endocrinology) An endocrine gland located at the base of the brain, in the small recess of a bone - certain sections of the pituitary each secretes important hormones including growth hormone (gH) and antidiuretic hormone (aDH). The master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain.

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Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'

... d. 5-reductase e. 21-hydroxylase 5. Three weeks after a severe hemorrhage that caused a blood clot that totally blocked the hypothalamic-pituitary portal vessel, a 30 year-old XY subject would have: a. lower plasma levels of oxytocin than those prior to the hemorrhage. b. higher plasma ...

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by ScrimmSphere
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'
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Book recommendation for exam

... general features of egg-laying mammals, pouched-mammals, aquatic mammals and primates; endocrine glands and other hormone producing structures (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, gonads) and their interrelationships. 18. Comparative functional anatomy of various systems of vertebrates ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... absolutely no idea and can only guess. As you probably know already to trigger sexual development hormones are released that are received by the pituitary gland this in turn triggers the rest, yes this is a hard one to answer I love these sort of questions as it gets you thinking and hopefully ...

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by vk4vfx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
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Views: 7264

Re: What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?

I am wondering if the seizures might be related to over use of the pituitary gland to produce high quantities of TSH. My brother has been having seizures lately and found his thyroid level to be dangerously low. Trying to talk him into seeing specialist for ...

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by PatrickRn
Mon May 14, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?
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help match biology

... muscle co-ordination and balance Sends messages from tone cerebral hemisphere to the other. Connects right and left hemispheres Direct link to the pituitary gland of the endocrine system, plays a major role in homeostasis regulating HR, BR, temperature and drives (hunger, thirst, rage, and sexual ...

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by mkshawty
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: help match biology
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