Clinical Chemistry

PITUITARY FUNCTION AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (MLS)

Learning Lab for Medical Laboratory Scientists

Author information
Roger L. Bertholf, PhD
William E. Winter, MD
Drs Bertholf and Winter disclosed no conflict of interest

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the anatomy of the pituitary gland
  • Explain the hypothalamic-pituitary-organ axis
  • Describe interior pituitary disease
  • Understand panhypopituitarism
  • Understand pituitary adenomas
  • Understand posterior pituitary
  • Analyze considerations
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