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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

/hy·per·pi·tu·i·ta·rism/ (-pĭ-too´ĭ-ter-izm″) a condition due to pathologically increased activity of the pituitary gland, either of the basophilic cells, resulting in basophil adenoma causing compression of the pituitary gland, or of the eosinophilic cells, producing overgrowth, acromegaly, and gigantism (true h.) .

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

[-pityo̅o̅′itəriz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, hyper, excess; L, pituita, phlegm
overactivity of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, resulting in increased secretion of its hormones leading to such conditions as acromegaly and Cushing's disease. See also gigantism.

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]

hyperpituitarism

a condition due to pathologically increased pituitary gland activity, especially increased secretion of growth hormone, resulting in acromegaly or gigantism.