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hyperpituitarism

[hahy-per-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uh m, -tyoo-] /ˌhaɪ pər pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu-/
noun, Pathology
1.
overactivity of the pituitary gland.
2.
a resultant condition, as giantism or acromegaly.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; hyper- + pituitar(y) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperpituitarism

hyperpituitarism

/ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
(pathol) overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism
Derived Forms
hyperpituitary, adjective
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hyperpituitarism in Medicine

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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