MK4MDD

Brain Morphology and Function Report

Basic Information
Name Pituitary gland
Brain Morphology "In vertebrate anatomy the pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea and weighing 0.5 g (0.02 oz.), in humans. It is a protrusion off the bottom of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain, and rests in a small, bony cavity (sella turcica) covered by a dural fold (diaphragma sellae)."
Brain Function "The pituitary is functionally connected to the hypothalamus by the median eminence via a small tube called the infundibular stem (Pituitary Stalk). The pituitary fossa, in which the pituitary gland sits, is situated in the sphenoid bone in the middle cranial fossa at the base of the brain. The pituitary gland secretes nine hormones that regulate homeostasis."
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No. of Studies (Positive/Negative) 3(3/0) Help

Positive relationships between Pituitary gland and MDD (count: 4)
Name in Literature Reference Research Type Statistical Result Relation Description Help
pituitary gland MacMaster, 2006 patients and normal controls larger pituitary gland volume (19%) The MDD boys had larger pituitary gland volume (19%) compare...... The MDD boys had larger pituitary gland volume (19%) compared with male control subjects. More...
pituitary gland MacMaster, 2004 patients and normal controls F=6.43, df=1, 29, P-value = 0.02; MDD subjects demonstrated a 25% increase in pituitary gland volume ANCOVA covarying for age, sex and intracranial volume (ICV) ...... ANCOVA covarying for age, sex and intracranial volume (ICV) revealed a significant difference between the two groups (F=6.43, df=1, 29, P=0.02; MDD subjects demonstrated a 25% increase in pituitary gland volume). More...
pituitary gland volume MacMaster, 2004 patients and normal controls 25% increase MDD subjects demonstrated a 25% increase in pituitary gland ...... MDD subjects demonstrated a 25% increase in pituitary gland volume. More...
pituitary gland MacMaster, 2008 patients and normal controls P-value = 0.049 Post hoc analysis revealed that controls had a significantly...... Post hoc analysis revealed that controls had a significantly smaller pituitary gland volume than both bipolar patients (p = 0.019) and depressed patients (p = 0.049). More...

Positive relationships between Pituitary gland and other components at different levels (count: 0) Help
Positive relationship network of Pituitary gland in MK4MDD
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Genetic/Epigenetic Locus Protein and Other Molecule Cell and Molecular Pathway Neural System Cognition and Behavior Symptoms and Signs Environment MDD
Genetic/Epigenetic Locus Protein and Other Molecule Cell and Molecular Pathway Neural System Cognition and Behavior Symptoms and Signs Environment MDD
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Negative relationships between Pituitary gland and MDD (count: 0)
Negative relationships between Pituitary gland and other components at different levels (count: 0) Help