pituitarism


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Related to pituitarism: panhypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, hyperpituitarism, hypopituitarism

pi·tu·i·tar·ism

(pi-tū'i-tār-izm'),
Pituitary dysfunction. See: hyperpituitarism, hypopituitarism.

pituitarism

/pi·tu·i·ta·rism/ (pĭ-too´ĭ-tah-rizm″) disorder of pituitary function; see hyper- and hypopituitarism.

pituitarism

[pit(y)o̅o̅′itəriz′əm]
Etymology: L, pituita, phlegm
any condition caused by a defect or failure of the pituitary gland.

pituitarism

An older, nonspecific term for any dysfunction of the pituitary; it is not used in the working medical parlance.

pi·tu·i·tar·ism

(pi-tū'i-tăr-izm)
Pituitary dysfunction.
See: hyperpituitarism, hypopituitarism

hyperpituitarism

excess anterior pituitary hormone production (especially growth hormone, leading to gigantism/acromegaly)