Variation in Weight of the Human Pituitary Gland in Different Age & Sex

Authors

  • Mushfika Rahman Assistant Professor. Department of Anatomy, Dr. Sirajul Islam Medical College, Dhaka
  • Shamim Ara Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Farhana Akter Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Dhaka National Medical College, Dhaka
  • Halima Afroz Assistant Professor. Department of Anatomy, Green Life Medical College, Dhaka
  • Anjuman Ara Sultana Lecturer , Department of Anatomy, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • Abul Kalam Mohammad Yousuf Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Northern International Medical College, Dhaka
  • Jesmin Akhter Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Sirajul Islam Medical College, Dhaka.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bja.v11i1.20505

Keywords:

Weight, pituitary gland

Abstract

Contrext: The pituitary gland produces several hormones that regulate growth, metabolism and reproduction. Deviations from the normal functions of the gland certainly derange the harmony of life. Therefore, this study is important to identify variation in the weight of human pituitary gland in relation to age and sex.

Materials & Methods: A cross-sectional analytical type of study was conducted in the department of Anatomy, Dhaka Medical College, on sixty (40 of male and 20 of female) human pituitary glands were collected from unclaimed dead bodies that were under examination in the morgue of department of Forensic Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka. The samples were divided into four groups. i.e. Group-A (20-29 years), Group-B (30-39 years), Group-C (40-49 years) and Group-D (50-59 years). The weight of the gland with the stalk was measured by means of a digital electric balance.

Results: In male the mean± SD weight of the pituitary gland was found 355.56 ± 49.78, 261.18 ± 52.31, 244.44 ± 51.26 and 210 ± 18.71 mg in group A, B, C and D respectively. In female the mean± SD weight was 381.11 ± 14.53 mg, 345 ± 19.27 mg and 313.33 ± 11.53 mg in group A, B, and C respectively.

Conclusion: The weight of the pituitary gland showed gradual decreasing values with advancing age. The mean ± SD weight of male gland in this study was significantly lower than that of female glands.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bja.v11i1.20505

Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, January 2013, Vol. 11 No. 1 pp 25-29

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2014-09-21

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Rahman, M., Ara, S., Akter, F., Afroz, H., Sultana, A. A., Yousuf, A. K. M., & Akhter, J. (2014). Variation in Weight of the Human Pituitary Gland in Different Age & Sex. Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, 11(1), 25–29. https://doi.org/10.3329/bja.v11i1.20505

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