hyperpituitarism(redirected from pituitarism)
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Related to pituitarism: panhypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, hyperpituitarism, hypopituitarism
1. Pathologically excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially growth hormones.
2. The condition resulting from an excess of pituitary hormones, characterized by gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults.
hy′per·pi·tu′i·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
(Pathology) pathol overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism
hy•per•pi•tu•i•ta•rism(ˌhaɪ pər pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu-)
1. overactivity of the pituitary gland.
2. a resultant condition, as gigantism or acromegaly.
an abnormal condition of the pituitary gland that speeds up secretory activity and the growth of the endocrine organs. — hyperpituitary, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||hyperpituitarism - excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)|
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
giantism, gigantism, overgrowth - excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland