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n, pl -mies
(Medicine) the surgical removal of the pituitary gland
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(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
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n. hipofisectomía, extirpación de la glándula pituitaria.
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In the postsellar type which has roomy sinuses, intercarotid distance and thin anterior wall and floor of sella turcica, provides suitable conditions for transsphenoid hypophysectomy and sphenoid sinus posterior wall is behind the sella turcica posterior wall.
Thyroid carcinogenesis is abolished by giving thyroxine treatment or hypophysectomy immediately after giving a mutagen in rats preventing any TSH-induced growth.
The patient underwent endoscopic transsphenoidal resection followed by total hypophysectomy because the diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy was assumed.
Remarkably, it has been established beginning in the late 1970s that the feminizing effect of exogenously administered estrogens on liver gene expression obligatorily required the pituitary in that hypophysectomy blocked this sex-bias effect of estrogens (Figure 1) [30-42].
These findings are in good agreement with the previous studies showed that the GH treatment of tilapia can enhance the survival rate in seawater and maintain hypoosmoregulatory function following hypophysectomy [51], which in turn enhances the performance of salt tolerance in tilapia [54].
Transient nerve damage following intubation for trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy. Can J Anaesth.
Prostatic citrate production is androgen dependent, since castration and hypophysectomy results in rapid loss of prostatic citrate and seminal fructose.
Aloia, "Effect of hypophysectomy on the proliferation and differentiation of rat bone marrow stromal cells," American Journal of Physiology--Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
It is not an intubation route appropriate for surgery involving the nose, paranasal sinuses, nasolacrimal ducts, or transphenoidal hypophysectomy. Furthermore, nasotracheal intubation may cause serious complications includingtrauma to nasal structures and epistaxis [5].
Seasonal variations in sperm productions and sperm quality in male winter flounder, Pleuronectes americanus: the effects of hypophysectomy, pituitary replacement therapy and GnRH-A.
Furthermore, in mice model including intact controls, hypophysectomized (HX), ovariectomized (OV), and [HX.sub.+]OV mice, ovariectomy was found to be related with profound bone loss, while hypophysectomy blunted this bone loss due to ovariectomy (4).