Endocrine System

Overview of the Hypothalamic & Pituitary Hormones. Site offers a chart that breaks down hormones produced by anterior and posterior pituitary, major targeted organs, and physiologic effects. Also see here for info on functional anatomy of the hypothalamus & pituitary gland.

More info on he pituitary gland. Click here for information on pituitary disorders: FIPA, MEN1, Carney complex and pituitary adenomas.

Irish Giants. Review some historical cases of gigantism – a condition caused by an excessive production of growth hormone.

Hormones. A short basic video on the endocrine system and the functions of hormones secreted by endocrine glands. Click here for a very descriptive clip of the function and anatomy of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.

Thyroid Diseases

Hyperthyroidism. A YouTube video that gives a basic explanation of hyperthyroidism. Two other groups of thyroid diseeases are also discussed: Hypothyroidism and goiter.


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