pituitary cachexia


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cachexia

 [kah-kek´se-ah]
a profound and marked state of constitutional disorder; general ill health and malnutrition. adj. adj cachec´tic.
cachexia hypophysiopri´va symptoms resulting from total loss of pituitary function, including loss of sexual function, bradycardia, hypothermia, apathy, and coma.
malarial cachexia the physical signs resulting from antecedent attacks of severe malaria, including anemia, sallow skin, yellow sclera, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, and, in children, retardation of growth and puberty.
pituitary cachexia simmonds' disease.

Shee·han syn·drome

(shē'an),
hypopituitarism developing postpartum as a result of pituitary necrosis; caused by ischemia due to a hypotensive episode during delivery.

Shee·han syn·drome

(shē'an),
hypopituitarism developing postpartum as a result of pituitary necrosis; caused by ischemia due to a hypotensive episode during delivery.

Sheehan syndrome

A condition that follows postpartum uterine haemorrhage severe enough to cause circulatory collapse, resulting in pituitary necrosis and hypopituitarism, especially if disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) was also present.

Clinical findings
Galactorrhoea, amenorrhoea or oligomenorrhoea, secondary hypothyroidism, cold intolerance, hypotension, bradycardia, weight gain, hair loss, adrenal insufficiency, fatigue, loss of libido, hypoglycaemia, hyponatraemia.

Sim·monds dis·ease

(sim'ŏndz di-zēz')
Anterior pituitary insufficiency due to trauma, vascular lesions, or tumors; usually developing postpartum as a result of pituitary necrosis caused by ischemia during a hypotensive episode during delivery; characterized clinically by asthenia, loss of weight and body hair, arterial hypotension, and manifestations of thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hypofunction.
Synonym(s): hypophysial cachexia, pituitary cachexia.

Simmonds,

Morris, German physician, 1855-1925.
Simmonds disease - anterior pituitary insufficiency due to trauma, vascular lesions, or tumors. Synonym(s): hypophysial cachexia; pituitary cachexia; Simmonds syndrome
Simmonds syndrome - Synonym(s): Simmonds disease

Sim·monds dis·ease

(sim'ŏndz di-zēz')
Anterior pituitary insufficiency due to trauma, vascular lesions, or tumors.
Synonym(s): hypophysial cachexia, pituitary cachexia.