hyperpituitarism

hyperpituitarism

[hahy-per-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uhm, -tyoo-]
noun Pathology.
1.
overactivity of the pituitary gland.
2.
a resultant condition, as giantism or acromegaly.

Origin:
1905–10; hyper- + pituitar(y) + -ism

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hyperpituitarism (ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
pathol overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism
 
hyperpi'tuitary
 
adj

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hyperpituitarism hy·per·pi·tu·i·ta·rism (hī'pər-pĭ-tōō'ĭ-tə-rĭz'əm, -tyōō'-)
n.

  1. Pathologically excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially somatotropin.

  2. The condition resulting from an excess of pituitary hormones, such as gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults.


hy'per·pi·tu'i·tar'y (-těr'ē) adj.
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