Essays Tagged: "Pituitary gland"

Investigation of Reproduction and Development in Animals

e levels. These changes are called the menstrual cycle. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary gland stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary. Follicles produce oestrogen that st ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Pituitary Dwarfism

The Pituitary Gland is situated at the base of the brain and it produces hormones which control growth. ... aginous tissue during the fetal stage, spinal tuberculosis, and deficiency of the secretions of the pituitary gland or of the ovary.Causes of pituitary dwarfism may vary. Abnormally short height in ch ... ovary.Causes of pituitary dwarfism may vary. Abnormally short height in childhood may be due to the pituitary gland not functioning correctly, resulting in underproduction of growth hormone. This may ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Cushings Syndrome: The causes, effects, and treatments of the disease.

n is Cushing's syndrome. The main cause of Cushing's syndrome is a small non-cancerous tumor on the pituitary gland that causes it to produce too much cortisol. The most noticeable symptoms are weight ... but a full recovery happens in most cases. Today research is being done to better help those with a pituitary gland problem.Cushing's syndrome is sometimes called hypercortisolism; it is a relatively ...

(3 pages) 153 3 2.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A critical and in depth analysis of pituitary dwarfism!

times, short stature is a disease that can be treated, and to a point cured. This disease is called pituitary dwarfism or more commonly known as growth hormone deficiency. To fully understand pituitar ... dwarfism, it's symptoms, causes, and treatments, one must first understand the significance of the pituitary gland, the function of hormones and the role of growth hormone in the human growth process ...

(11 pages) 69 0 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Human Biology

The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are found within the brain and act together as a unit to regula ... er endocrine glands. The hypothalamus is sometimes referred to as the control centre as it controls pituitary function and plays a vital role co-ordinating between tissue and organ activity via the se ... ays a vital role co-ordinating between tissue and organ activity via the secretion of hormones. The pituitary gland, or master gland, is attached to the hypothalamus by a stalk and is positioned below ...

(19 pages) 292 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

This is an editorial Assignment done on a protien: Bovine Somatotropn (bST). The the issue brought up in this is: is it right for us to use (bST) on cows to produce more milk for our benefit?

of food.Molecular BiologyBovine Somatotropin (bST) is a naturally occurring protein produced by the pituitary gland in all cattle. It was discovered in 1930 that this hormone was capable of increasing ... became very difficult to acquire this milk-boosting hormone, as it was previously only found in the pituitary gland of a slaughtered cow. Presently, with the advancement of biotechnology scientists ha ...

(3 pages) 35 1 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Sperm Travel Essay - A brief essay about the journey of a sperm, the glands and hormones involved in reproduction, and how a baby is born.

a male, the hypothalamus starts to produce a few different kinds of hormones that interact with the pituitary gland, which influences many physiological processes of the body. The hypothalamus then se ... many physiological processes of the body. The hypothalamus then secretes a hormone that causes the pituitary gland to release other hormones. Those other two hormones are called Follicle Stimulating ...

(3 pages) 99 4 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Endocrine system Notes

o become more active. The activity of this gland is controlled by the hypothalamus and the anterior pituitary glands. When the hypothalamus senses that the thyroxine level in the blood is low, it secr ... od is low, it secretes a hormone known as Thyroid releasing hormone (TRH), stimulating the anterior pituitary gland to secrete Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and this stimulating the release of thy ...

(8 pages) 121 1 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Human Endocrine System

er parts of the body.The major glands that make up the human endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive glands, which include ... primary link between the endocrine and nervous systems. Nerve cells in the hypothalamus control the pituitary gland by producing chemicals that either stimulate or suppress hormone secretions from the ...

(5 pages) 115 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Infertility and Egg Donation.

not get as rapid and as high an increase in FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) production from her pituitary gland, because the estrogen constantly coming out of her fat cells is actually suppressing ... f her fat cells is actually suppressing her pituitary gland. Without an early burst of FHS from the pituitary, the ovarian follicle gets a slow start and all of the hormonal events leading up to prepa ...

(11 pages) 45 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Endocrine System.

ts of the body.The major glands that make up the human endocrine system include the:* hypothalamus* pituitary gland* thyroid* parathyroids* adrenal glands* pineal body* reproductive glands (which incl ... he main link between the endocrine and nervous systems. Nerve cells in the hypothalamus control the pituitary gland by producing chemicals that either stimulate or suppress hormone secretions from the ...

(4 pages) 64 1 3.8 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Outline and evaluate one restoration account of the function of sleep.

to bring the racer's bodies back to normal after the race. Another piece of evidence is that of the pituitary gland. It releases growth hormones during stage four sleep, which is needed for tissue and ...

(2 pages) 18 0 1.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Bovine Somatotropin

ave shown severe health issues for the treated cows.Bovine Somatotropin is produced from dairy cows pituitary gland, which stimulates them to produce more milk. Around 30% of dairies in the United Sta ...

(3 pages) 20 1 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Hormones

ir targets through the bloodstream. Endocrine glands. A major endocrine gland in vertebrates is the pituitary, which consists of two distinct sections: the anterior pituitary (or adenohypophysis) and ... erior pituitary (or adenohypophysis) and the posterior pituitary (or neurohypophysis). The anterior pituitary is sometimes called the "master gland," because it secretes several hormones that affect t ...

(4 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Pros and Cons of Synthetic Enhancement

er the rewards are worth the potential risk of taking HGH.HGH is produced by samatotropes in the pituitary gland of the human brain. Samatotropes make up more than 50% of the pituitary gland and gr ... e. The acronym HGH refers to the synthetic version of a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain; it is normally secreted in bursts, with the greatest amoun ...

(6 pages) 42 1 4.3 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Endocrine System and its role in life: Summarized blood glucose, adrenaline rush and sex hormones

it need from it. It then sends the chemicals to wherever it is needed.Types of Hormones ProducedThe Pituitary gland produces many hormones such as Oxytocin, Antidiuretic Hormone, Growth Hormone, Prola ... n less water in urine. This wastes less water inside our bodies. That was all part of the Posterior pituitary.However growth hormones and others are not posterior. Growth hormone stimulates cells in t ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

PST In Pigs

the pig grow faster bigger and leaner. Porcine Somaotropin is a protein naturally made in the pig's pituitary glands. So by injecting more Porcine Somatotropin into the pigs body it gives the pig more ... 0s. Scientist found that growth in animals increased when they were injected with extracts from the pituitary gland. When the extracts were purified the growth hormone somatotropin was identified. The ...

(3 pages) 799 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

General Adaptaion Syndrome

ling the autonomic nervous system increases the adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH) produced by the pituitary glands flow causing the body to become more efficient and ready for any trouble to arise. ... trouble to arise. The ACTH stimulates the adrenal glands to let out adrenaline. The amount that the pituitary gland lets out depends upon what the brain feels the danger level is. Blood flow to the st ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Medicine Pitocin

Oxytocin means "rapid birth." Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and stored in the pituitary gland.Pitocin can be used when labor needs to be induced, or during labor if the contracti ...

(1 pages) 1615 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Adolescence and Adulthood Developmental Stages Worksheet

ondary sex characteristics typically occur in specific stages, first introduced by J.M. Tanner. The pituitary gland will begin secreting increased gonadotrophic hormones (which are responsible for 'se ...

(9 pages) 45 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology