Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a hormone produced by a small pea sized pituitary gland situated in the brain. This hormone is important for both males and females for reproduction. In women LH is involved in maintenance of menses and release …

Pituitary gland is a tiny pea sized gland located in the brain. It is a master gland which controls number of other endocrine glands present in the body. It is an important gland secreting various hormones which regulate metabolism, blood …

Pancreas is an important gland located behind the stomach. It has multiple functions to play in the body. One of its roles is to produce pancreatic enzymes which help in breakdown and digestion of food. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a …

Addison’s disease occurs due to dysfunction of adrenal gland situated on top of each kidney. Adrenal glands produce certain hormones called cortisol and aldosterone and adrenalin. The steroidal hormones cortisol is essential to fight inflammation and stimulates liver to produce …

Adrenal gland is a small sized gland located on the upper pole of each kidney. This gland produces hormone which has varied functions in human body. Adrenal gland secretes cortisol, aldosterone and androgen hormones. Adrenal hypofunction is a state in …

Growth hormone is a type of protein produced by pituitary gland situated in the brain, which then circulates in the blood. It’s main biological role is to promote growth of bone and tissues in children until the completion of puberty. …

Human body is controlled by many systems; endocrinal system is one of them. Endocrine system pertains to hormones. They are important chemicals that help the body to work well. However, the body may have to undergo several problems when these …

There are two adrenal glands each one situated above the upper poles of kidneys. The adult adrenal gland weighs 3 to 5 grams. Adrenal adenomas are non cancerous tumors of adrenal gland. This tiny gland is very important for the …

Subclinical hypothyroidism is a condition diagnosed by a physician after detailed medical history. It includes physical examination and pathological blood tests. In subclinical hypothyroidism there is mild dysfunction of thyroid gland which may present with symptoms or in many cases …

Serotonin often referred as a feel good hormone has potential influence in many bodily function. It is a neurotransmitter in the brain produced by brain cells. Apart from many brain functions it is involved in regulation of body temperature, digestion, …

TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone is a glycoprotein hormone which has a critical role in thyroid functioning. TSH regulates thyroid gland in synthesis and release of thyroid hormone, namely T3 and T4. Thyroid is an important gland situated in front …

The hypothalamus is a small but dynamic neuroendocrine structure situated in brain, dynamic because it controls vital body functions. It plays a predominant role in production of pituitary hormone. It is also involved in production of various other hormones such …