adjective see hyperpituitarism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hyperpituitary — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: hyper + pituitary : marked by hyperpituitarism giant ferns, banana leaves, creepers, and hyperpituitary trees Michael Rosene …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperpituitary — See hyperpituitarism. * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperpituitary — hy·per·pi·tu·itary pə t(y)ü ə .ter ē adj affected with hyperpituitarism …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperpituitary — hy·per·pituitary …   English syllables

  • hyperpituitary gigantism — pituitary g …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperpituitarism — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1909 excessive production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland • hyperpituitary adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pituitary gigantism — Excessive growth and too much height due to chronic overactivity of the pituitary gland which is located at the base of the brain. (Growth hormone is specifically made by the anterior pituitary gland.) In pituitary gigantism, there is secretion… …   Medical dictionary

  • null-cell adenoma — a pituitary adenoma whose cells give negative results on tests for staining and hormone secretion; although classically they were considered to be composed of sparsely granulated or degranulated (nonfunctioning) cells, some contain functioning… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperpituitarism — [hī΄pərpi to͞o′i tə riz΄əm, hī΄pər pityo͞o′i tə riz΄əm] n. 1. excessive activity of the pituitary gland, esp. of its anterior lobe 2. a condition resulting from this, as gigantism hyperpituitary [hī΄pər pi to͞o′iter΄ē, hī΄pər pi tyo͞o′iter΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

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