Anterior Pituitary Gland Removal & Hormones

 
 
 
 
The hormones needed by an adult whose anterior pituitary gland has been removed are growth hormone (GH), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), which is called interstitial cell-stimulating hormone (ICSH) in the male (Applegate, 2000, 209).

If the patient does not have replacement for TSH, the thyroid gland will not be stimulated to produce thyroid hormones (Hypothyroidism, 2002). Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland and affects growth, development, and cellular processes. The thyroid gland uses iodine to produce thyroid hormones, the most important ones being thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), w

     
 
 
 
    

 

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