Pituitary Gland Diseases
Diseases Caused by the Pituitary Gland
When excessive or insufficient hormones are produced by the Pituitary Gland more than a dozen different disorders of the endocrine system can result.
Here is a list of diseases caused by the pituitary gland disorders:
|Diseases Caused by Pituitary Gland Disorders||Caused By||Hormones Affected|
|Cushing’s disease||overproduction||adrenocorticotropic hormone|
|Growth hormone deficiency||under production||growth hormone|
|Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone||overproduction||vasopressin|
|Diabetes insipidus||under production||vasopressin|
|Sheehan syndrome||under production||any pituitary hormone|
|under production||any pituitary hormone, except prolactin, which is increased|
|Hyperpituitarism||overproduction||any pituitary hormone|
|Hypopituitarism||under production||any pituitary hormone|
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