hypopituitarism
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1909 deficient production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland • hypopituitary adjective

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  • hypopituitarism — [hī΄pō pi to͞o′i tə riz΄əm, hī΄pō pityo͞o′i tə riz΄əm] n. 1. deficient activity of the pituitary gland, esp. of its anterior lobe 2. the condition resulting from this, characterized by decreased growth in children or decreased activity of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Hypopituitarism — Infobox Disease Name = Hypopituitarism Caption = The pituitary gland on a plate from Gray s Anatomy (1918). The anterior lobe is on the left, and the posterior lobe on the right, both in red. DiseasesDB = 6522 ICD10 = ICD10|E|23|0|e|20,… …   Wikipedia

  • hypopituitarism — /huy poh pi tooh i teuh riz euhm, tyooh /, n. Pathol. 1. abnormally diminished activity of the pituitary gland, esp. of the anterior lobe. 2. the condition produced by this, characterized by obesity, retention of adolescent traits, sterility,… …   Universalium

  • hypopituitarism — noun A decrease in secretion of one or more of the eight hormones normally produced by the pituitary gland …   Wiktionary

  • hypopituitarism — A condition due to diminished activity of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis, with inadequate secretion, to varying degrees, of one or more anterior pituitary hormones. * * * hy·po·pi·tu·ita·rism .hī pō pə t(y)ü ət ə .riz əm, t(y)ü ə .triz …   Medical dictionary

  • hypopituitarism — n. abnormally diminished activity of the pituitary gland (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypopituitarism — [ˌhʌɪpəʊpɪ tju:ɪt(ə)rɪz(ə)m] noun Medicine diminished hormone secretion by the pituitary gland, causing dwarfism and premature ageing. Derivatives hypopituitary adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypopituitarism — hy·po·pi·tu·i·ta·rism …   English syllables

  • hypopituitarism — n. subnormal activity of the pituitary gland, causing dwarfism in childhood and a syndrome of impaired sexual function, pallor, and premature ageing in adult life (see Simmonds disease) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hypopituitarism — hy•po•pi•tu•i•ta•rism [[t]ˌhaɪ poʊ pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, ˈtyu [/t]] n. 1) pat deficient activity of the pituitary gland, esp. of the anterior lobe 2) pat the condition produced by this, characterized by obesity, retention of adolescent traits,… …   From formal English to slang

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