The Endocrine System

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effects on cAMP levels

Adenylyl cyclase raises cAMP

Phosphodiesterase lowers cAMP

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Location of Pituitary Gland

lies within sella turcica

the connective tissue that holds it in place and keeps it isolated from the cranial cavity is the diaphragma sellae

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Adenohypophysis regions

pars distalis - largest most anterior region

pars tuberalis - part wrapped around infundibulum

pars intermedia - between pars distalis and neurohypophysis

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median eminence

where the hypothalamus secretes regulatory hormones to the adenohypophysis