an animal that has been pancreatectomized and hypophysectomized. Named after the discoverer of the principle that animals are more sensitive to insulin after removal of the pituitary, and that after this operation the intensity of diabetes in depancreatized animals is diminished.
Houssay,Bernardo A., Argentinian physiologist and Nobel laureate, 1887-1971.
Houssay animal - an animal that has had its pancreas and hypophysis excised.
Houssay syndrome - the amelioration of diabetes mellitus by a destructive lesion in, or surgical removal of, the pituitary gland.