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Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland

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Pituitary Gland

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  1. Pituitary Gland Austin Kr3ss and Brian Hauserrrr

  2. Overview • Where is it?????? • In the brain, connected to the hypothalamus • What does it look like? This  • A pea sized cherry

  3. Function • Secretes hormones to control the following body processes: • 1) growth • 2) blood pressure • 3) conversion of food into energy • 4) water regulation • 5) temperature regulation • 6) sex organ functions

  4. Regions • Anterior: secretes growth hormone, and ACTH which stimulates the adrenal gland • Posterior: secretes vasopressin which stimulates capillary muscles and reduces the flow of urine and increases its concentration • Intermediate part (pars intermedia): secretes MSH, a melanocyte-stimulating hormone

  5. Disorders • Pituitary infarction- death of an area of tissue in the pituitary gland • Hypopituitarism- pituitary gland doesn’t produce normal amounts of hormones • Pituitary tumor- cancer on the pituitary gland • Acromegaly- too much growth hormone which Causes the body tissues to get larger over time

  6. Describe the pituitary gland.

  7. How many portions are in the pituitary gland?

  8. What is the name of the structure that forms a boundary between the anterior and posterior portions of the pituitary gland?

  9. What is the pituitary gland connected to?

  10. Which structure connects the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus?

  11. What is a hormone?

  12. What wraps the pituitary stalk in a highly vascularized sheath?

  13. Where is the pituitary gland located?

  14. Name two functions of the pituitary gland.

  15. Name the three regions of the pituitary gland.

  16. What is one disorder associated with the pituitary gland?

  17. Name this

  18. How big is the pituitary gland?

  19. Name one hormone the pituitary gland secretes.

  20. Which one is NOT a process of the pituitary gland? • Growth • Blood Pressure • Digest Food • Temperature Regulation

  21. Which body system is the pituitary gland involved with?

  22. Did you enjoy this presentation? • Yup • Nope • Forfeit all points

  23. Who is a better teacher? • Austin “Ghost Whisperer” Kress • Brian Joseph Hauser • Ms. Rumphol- forfeit all points • Both A and B