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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In the postoperative period, desmopressin treatment was initiated because diabetes insipidus developed and hydrocortisone and L-thyroxine treatment was initiated because of pituitary failure in the patient whose general status was well.
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.
The diagnosis of Sheehan's syndrome is determined by the patient's history and physical examination, and confirmed by laboratory tests (hormone levels and hormone stimulation tests which prove anterior pituitary failure along with MRI results showing empty sella).