Pituitary Gland - Pituitary Gland paracrine regulation -...

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Pituitary Gland paracrine regulation - acts on local area cytokines - regulate other immune system cells growth factors - promotes growth/cell division o neurotrophins - paracrine regulators of nervous system prostaglandins - 20-carbon-long fatty acid w/ carbon ring o released from phospholipids in membrane o promotes inflammation (pain/fever) o regulates gamete transport/labor o inhibits gastric secretions o cause constrictions/dilations of blood vessels nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - drugs that inhibit production of prostaglandins o aspirin - most commonly used form o can also inhibit enzyme that maintains walls of digestive tract posterior pituitary gland - fibrous part of pituitary gland, derived from brain directly controlled by hypothalamus through the supraopticohypophyseal tract consists of axons (cell bodies in hypothalamus) antidiuretic hormone (ADH) - aka vasopressin o stimulates water retention in kidneys o
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