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Anterior Pituitary Gland

  • Growth hormone (GH)
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone
  • (FSH)Luteinizing hormone
  • (LH)Prolactin (PRL)

Pituitary Gland Disorders

Hypopituitarism

Hypepituitarism

Leads to Acromegaly and Cushings’s Disease


Diabetes Insipidus

– Hyposecretion of the ADH hormone.

Assessment:

  • Polyuria (4-24 L/day)
  • Polydipsia
  • Dehydration
  • Low Urine Specific Gravity 1.006 or lower
  • Fatigue
  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia

– * Fluid Deficit is a priority

Medication:

  • Vasopressim (Pitressin)

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

– excess ADH is being released

 

Assessment:

  • Fluid Overload
  • Weight Gain
  • Hypertension
  • Tachycardia
  • Hyponatremia

Interventions:

– Monitor fluid & electrolyte imbalance

– Fluid restriction.



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