Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. List the mediators and primary effects of pituitary hormones.

2. Identify clinical features of patients with acromegaly.

3. Discuss the role of surgery and radiation therapy for patients with acromegaly.

4. Select appropriate pharmacotherapy for patients with acromegaly based on patient-specific factors.

5. Identify clinical features of children and adults with growth hormone (GH) deficiency and select appropriate pharmacotherapy for these patients.

6. Recommend monitoring parameters necessary to assess therapeutic outcomes and adverse effects in patients receiving GH therapy.

7. List common etiologies of hyperprolactinemia.

8. Identify clinical features of patients with hyperprolactinemia.

9. Select appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for patients with hyperprolactinemia based on patient-specific factors.

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