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The Embryohormonic Relations of the Pituitary Gland to Mesenchymal Tissues

Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(8):563-576. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-8-563
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The control which the pituitary exercises over the tissues of mesenchymal origin is no less striking than that which the thyroid exercises over the ectoderm (1). In this article I present the clinical and experimental evidence which supports this thesis.

From the mesenchyma are derived the following tissues:

1. Connective tissue.

(a) Bone.

(b) Cartilage.

(c) Dentin and cementin of teeth.

2. Lymph glands.

3. Spleen.

4. Blood vessels.

5. Blood.

6. Fat cells.

7. Smooth muscle.

8. Renal cells.

9. Suprarenal cortex.

It is to be emphasized that the pittuitary gland itself is not derived from the mesoderm but


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