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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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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