hypopituitarism

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hy·po·pi·tu·i·ta·rism

 (hī′pō-pĭ-to͞o′ĭ-tə-rĭz′əm, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. Deficient or diminished production of pituitary hormones.
2. The condition resulting from a deficiency in pituitary hormone, especially growth hormone, characterized by dwarfism in children and sometimes by decreased activity of the thyroid, adrenal, or gonadal glands.

hy′po·pi·tu′i·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.

hypopituitarism

(ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) pathol underactivity of the pituitary gland
ˌhypopiˈtuitary adj

hy•po•pi•tu•i•ta•rism

(ˌhaɪ poʊ pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu-)

n.
1. deficient activity of the pituitary gland, esp. of the anterior lobe.
2. the condition produced by this, characterized by obesity, retention of adolescent traits, sterility, and, in extreme cases, dwarfism.
[1905–10]

hypopituitarism

an abnormal condition of the pituitary gland that slows down the growth of and secretory activity of the endocrine organs. — hypopituitary, adj.
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Translations

hy·po·pi·tu·i·ta·rism

n. hipopituitarismo, condición patológica debida a disminución de la secreción de la glándula pituitaria.

hypopituitarism

n hipopituitarismo
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Other possible causes include an immature hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, polycystic ovary syndrome (even with low hemoglobin), malignancy with a hormone-producing tumor, hypothalamic dysfunction (often stimulated by eating disorders, obesity, rapid weight loss, or gluten intolerance), or coagulopathy.
These replace the hormones that are low because of the hypothalamic dysfunction.
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Those excluded were females of reproductive age group with regular periods, those with psychological problems, with congenital abnormalities of uterus, cervix, fallopian tube, those suffering from generalized illness, infections of cervix and uterus, fallopian tube and peritoneal cavity, endocrine disorders like hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary failure, adrenal hyperplasia, androgen excess, diabetes.
To the Editor: Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD) syndrome is a rare disease.
Angelo Pucella, from Bridgend, took part with his wife Beth and son Luca, seven, who is the only person in Wales to suffer from ROHHAD (Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic dysfunction, Hypoventilation and Autonomic Dysregulation) syndrome.
Luca first showed symptoms of the illness, which is known medically as rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation, at the age of two.