ANTERIOR PITUITARY HORMONES AND RELATED DRUGS

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1. ANTERIOR PITUITARY HORMONES

a. From acidophil cells

Growth hormone

Prolactin

b. From basophil cells

Thyroid stimulating hormone

Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Gonadotropins (Gns):

Follicle stimulating hormone

Luteinizing hormone

 

2. DRUGS ALTERING ANTERIOR PITUITARY HORMONE SECRETION

a. Drugs inhibiting GH release:

Somatostatin

Octreotide

Lanreotide

b. Drugs inhibiting Prolactin release:

Bromocriptine

Cabergoline

Apomorphine

c. Drugs enhancing Prolactin release:

Chlorpromazine (and other neuroleptics)

Metoclopramide

Reserpine

d. Inhibit gonadotropin release

Superactive/long acting GnRH agonists:

Nafarelin

Triptorelin

Buserelin

Goserelin

Leuprolide

 

GnRH antagonists:

Ganirelix

Cetrorelix

 

 

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