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n, pl -mies
(Medicine) the surgical removal of the pituitary gland


(haɪˌpɒf əˈsɛk tə mi, hɪ-)

n., pl. -mies.
surgical excision of the pituitary gland.
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Noun1.hypophysectomy - surgical removal of the pituitary gland
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue


n. hipofisectomía, extirpación de la glándula pituitaria.
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Transient nerve damage following intubation for trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy.
Prostatic citrate production is androgen dependent, since castration and hypophysectomy results in rapid loss of prostatic citrate and seminal fructose.
Seasonal variations in sperm productions and sperm quality in male winter flounder, Pleuronectes americanus: the effects of hypophysectomy, pituitary replacement therapy and GnRH-A.
As a result, transnasal hypophysectomy may be difficult in patients with sphenoid sinus agenesis, and the risk of complications may be high.
The effects of adrenalectomy and hypophysectomy on bile flow in the rat.
Worldwide the trans-sphenoidal approach, sometimes called trans-sphenoidal pituitary hypophysectomy, is the preferred and more widely spread one (Goudakos, 2011; Kumar, 2012; Locatelli, 2013; Winder, 2011; Yang, 2012).
Hormonal regulation of spermatogenesis in the hypophysectomized rat: cell viability after hormonal replacement in adults after intermediate periods of hypophysectomy.
Neither hypophysectomy of the fetus nor ovariectomy of the ewe after d 60 of gestation results in abortion which indicates that the fetalplacental unit is autonomous after that time.
Seasonal variations in sperm production and sperm quality in male winter flounder,Pleuronectes americanus: the effects of hypophysectomy, pituitary replacement therapy, and GnRH-A treatment.
cartilage becomes resistant to the anabolic action of insulin-like growth factor I [IGF-1], a condition that is correctable by hypophysectomy, suggesting a metabolic impairment at the tissue level," Dr.
The utility of the LDDST CRH test for postoperative surveillance in patients with previously diagnosed Cushing disease who have been treated with transsphenoidal hypophysectomy has not been assessed.