What is a inadequate production of hormones?
Production of hormone is usually "hormone specific " therefore inadequacy is determined by which hormone is not produced. Often the prefix hypo- is used. I.e hypothyroidism-no/reduced secretion of thyroid hormones. Hypoparathyroidism- abnormally low rate of PTH, and lastly hyposecretion ( chronic adrenocortical insufficiency)
The pituitary gland is involved in several functions of the body including: Growth Hormone Production Production of Hormones That Act on Other Endocrine Glands Production of Hormones That Act on the Muscles and the Kidneys Endocrine Function Regulation Storage of Hormones Produced by the Hypothalamus
Panhypopituitarism is a condition of inadequate or absent production of the anterior pituitary hormones. It is frequently the result of other problems that affect the pituitary gland and either reduce or destroy its function or interfere with hypothalamic secretion of the varying pituitary-releasing hormones. Panhypopituitarism can be the end result of various clinical scenarios. The signs and symptoms are diverse. Manifestations of congenital anterior hypopituitarism include micropenis, midline defects, optic atrophy, hypoglycemia, and poor growth.