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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Anterior pituitary.
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Parent topics

  • Endocrinology [r]: Generically, the study of glands and the hormonal regulation of physiology; also the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with diseases of the endocrine system [e]

Subtopics

  • Pars distalis [r]: The main part of the anterior pituitary gland, containing the principal source of prolactin, growth hormone, LH, FSH and TSH. [e]
  • Pars tuberalis [r]: Rostral part of the anterior pituitary gland, closely integrated with the median eminence, that in some species regulates anterior pituitary endocrine function by mediating the actions of melatonin. [e]
Cell types
  • Lactotroph [r]: Endocrine cell type in the anterior pituitary gland that secretes prolactin. [e]
  • Gonadotroph [r]: Endocrine cell type in the anterior pituitary gland that secretes luteinising hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. [e]
  • Somatotroph [r]: Endocrine cell type in the anterior pituitary gland that secretes growth hormone. [e]
  • Corticotroph [r]: Endocrine cell type in the anterior pituitary gland that secretes ACTH. [e]
  • Thyrotroph [r]: Endocrine cell type in the anterior pituitary gland that secretes thyroid-stimulating hormone. [e]
Hormones

Other related topics

  • Neuroendocrinology [r]: The study of the interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system. [e]