"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)."
"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."
No. of Studies (Positive/Negative)
Positive relationships between Pituitary gland and MDD (count: 4)
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...
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)
Positive relationship network of Pituitary gland in MK4MDD
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Right-click will show also the menus to link to the report page of the node and remove the node and related edges.
Hover the node will show the level of the node and hover the edge will show the evidence/description of the edge.
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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)
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