Forbes-Al·bright syn·drome(fōrbz al'brīt),
pituitary tumor in a patient without acromegaly, which secretes excessive amounts of prolactin (PRL) and produces persistent lactation.
Etymology: Anne P. Forbes, American physician, 1911-1992; Fuller Albright, American physician, 1900-1969
an endocrine disease characterized by amenorrhea, prolactinemia, and galactorrhea, caused by an adenoma of the anterior pituitary. Diagnosis is made by radiographic examination of the anterior pituitary and a blood test for prolactin. Surgical resection of the adenoma is usually indicated. See also galactorrhea, pituitary gland.
Albright,Fuller, U.S. physician, 1900-1969.
Albright disease - Synonym(s): McCune-Albright syndrome
Albright-Hadorn syndrome - softening and bending of bones associated with abnormally small concentration of potassium in blood.
Albright hereditary osteodystrophy - an inherited form of hyperparathyroidism associated with ectopic calcification and ossification and skeletal defects. Synonym(s): Albright syndrome (1)
Albright syndrome - (1) Synonym(s): Albright hereditary osteodystrophy - (2) Synonym(s): McCune-Albright syndrome
Albright IV syndrome - Synonym(s): Martin-Albright syndrome
Forbes-Albright syndrome - see under Forbes, Anne P
Martin-Albright syndrome - see under Martin, August E
McCune-Albright syndrome - see under McCune
Forbes,Anne P., 20th century U.S. physician.
Forbes-Albright syndrome - pituitary tumor in a patient without acromegaly, which secretes excessive amounts of prolactin and produces persistent lactation.