pituitary dysfunction

pituitary dysfunction (pi·tōōˑ··teˈ·rē dis·funkˑ·shn),

n abnormality in the pituitary gland, a part of the endocrine system. See also therapy, craniosacral.
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However, as expected long duration of DM2 and uncontrolled diabetes have had the highest risk for ED as a result of pituitary dysfunction that affects testosterone secretion.
Basic endocrinology tests revealed the presence of anterior pituitary dysfunction, associated with central diabetes insipidus and increased levels of inflammatory markers.
Pituitary dysfunction, hypothalamic dysfunction, or generalized tissue resistance to the circulatory thyroid hormones is also found in such cases.
The consequences of pituitary dysfunction are wide ranging and particularly serious in children, who can suffer severe learning disabilities, growth and skeletal problems, as well as effects on puberty and sexual function.
d) Idiopathic factors, there were not belonging to the three above categories, and the cause possibly was hypothalamic pituitary dysfunction, leading to the rise of prolactin.
Jaide's problems include multiple pituitary dysfunction, scoliosis and mixed motor problems and she finds it hard to walk far.
Pituitary dysfunction is relatively common following TBI [11-12] and present in 25 to 70 percent of the patients following a moderate-to-severe TBI [10].
Until the past decade, the incidence of TBI-associated pituitary dysfunction was thought to be an uncommon event, usually associated with catastrophic head injuries.
Successful transsphenoidal surgery needs expert nursing care for early identification and prompt treatment of pituitary dysfunction and neurosurgical complications.
Medicine has drawn a line in the sand and demands evidence of pituitary dysfunction before adult human growth hormone deficiency can be diagnosed.
An endocrinology investigation found no evidence of pituitary dysfunction.
Agha tested pituitary function in 50 TBI patients and 31 age-matched healthy controls and found that almost all patients had some form of pituitary dysfunction in the first 2 weeks after a mild or moderate brain injury.