Simmonds disease

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Simmonds disease Sim·monds disease (sĭm'əndz)
Extreme and progressive emaciation, loss of body hair, and premature aging caused by atrophy or destruction of the anterior lobe of the pituitary. Also called hypophysial cachexia, pituitary cachexia.

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