hyperpituitarism


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Related to hyperpituitarism: hypopituitarism, Pituitary adenoma

hyperpituitarism

 [hi″per-pĭ-too´ĭ-tah-rizm″]
a condition due to pathologically increased activity of the pituitary gland, especially increased secretion of growth hormone, resulting in acromegaly or gigantism.

hy·per·pi·tu·i·ta·rism

(hī'pĕr-pi-tū'i-tă-rizm),
Excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially growth hormone; may result in gigantism or acromegaly.

hyperpituitarism

(hī′pər-pĭ-to͞o′ĭ-tə-rĭz′əm, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. Pathologically excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially growth hormones.
2. The condition resulting from an excess of pituitary hormones, characterized by gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults.

hy′per·pi·tu′i·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.

hyperpituitarism

Endocrinology Growth hormone hypersecretion which may be of early onset–resulting in gigantism or of adult onset, resulting in overgrowth of acral parts–acromegaly. See Acromegaly, Gigantism.

hy·per·pi·tu·i·ta·rism

(hī'pĕr-pi-tū'i-tă-rizm)
Excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially growth hormone; may result in gigantism or acromegaly.

hyperpituitarism

An abnormal excess of production of PITUITARY hormones, especially growth hormone.

ac·ro·meg·a·ly

(ak'rō-meg'ă-lē) [MIM*102200]
Disorder marked by progressive enlargement of peripheral body parts due to excessive secretion of somatotropin; organomegaly and metabolic disorders occur; diabetes mellitus may develop.
Synonym(s): hyperpituitarism.
[acro- + G. megas, large]