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Hypopituitarism (Sheehan's Syndrome) Summary

Description: Diminution or cessation of secretion of one or more hormones from the anterior pituitary gland (including LH; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE; SOMATOTROPIN; and CORTICOTROPIN). This may result from surgical or radiation ablation, non-secretory PITUITARY NEOPLASMS, metastatic tumors, infarction, PITUITARY APOPLEXY, infiltrative or granulomatous processes, and other conditions.

Also Known As: Sheehan's Syndrome; Panhypopituitarism; Simmonds' Disease; Simmond's Disease; Pituitary Insufficiency Show All >>

Networked: 1734 relevant articles (70 outcomes, 106 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hypopituitarism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Hormones : 10 outcomes 15 studies in 317 results : IBA
  2. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 8 outcomes 6 studies in 132 results : FDA 176 Generic
  3. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin) : 7 outcomes 21 studies in 307 results : IBA
  4. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 144 results : FDA 7
  5. Thyroxine (Levothyroxine) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 65 results : FDA 13 Generic
  6. Prolactin : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 78 results : IBA
  7. Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-1) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 59 results : IBA
  8. Thyrotropin (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 50 results : FDA 1
  9. Insulin (Novolin) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 69 results : FDA 2
  10. Human Growth Hormone (Saizen) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 45 results : FDA 15 Generic
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Diseases Related to Hypopituitarism

  1. Diabetes Insipidus
  2. Acromegaly
  3. Adrenal Insufficiency (Adrenal Gland Hypofunction)
  4. Hypopituitarism (Sheehan's Syndrome)
  5. Hypothyroidism
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Key Therapies for Hypopituitarism

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  1. Radiotherapy : 10 outcomes 1 study in 111 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 4 outcomes in 20 results
  3. Hypophysectomy : 3 outcomes in 18 results
  4. Hormone Replacement Therapy (Therapy, Hormone Replacement) : 2 outcomes in 38 results
  5. Pituitary Irradiation : 1 outcome in 11 results
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