pituitary dysfunction

pituitary dysfunction (pi·tōōˑ··teˈ·rē dis·funkˑ·shn),

n abnormality in the pituitary gland, a part of the endocrine system. See also therapy, craniosacral.
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Jaide's problems include multiple pituitary dysfunction, scoliosis and mixed motor problems and she finds it hard to walk far.
Pituitary dysfunction is relatively common following TBI [11-12] and present in 25 to 70 percent of the patients following a moderate-to-severe TBI [10].
Testing for glucose, haemoglobin level, thyroid, prolactin and reproductive hormones (luteinising hormone, and follicle-stimulating hormone) to rule out metabolic or pituitary dysfunction may be required.
Successful transsphenoidal surgery needs expert nursing care for early identification and prompt treatment of pituitary dysfunction and neurosurgical complications.
Our patient initially presented with symptoms of visual disturbance, endocrinopathy, and pituitary dysfunction.
An endocrinology investigation found no evidence of pituitary dysfunction.
Agha tested pituitary function in 50 TBI patients and 31 age-matched healthy controls and found that almost all patients had some form of pituitary dysfunction in the first 2 weeks after a mild or moderate brain injury.
Agha tested pituitary function in 50 TBI patients and 31 age-matched healthy controls and found that almost all patients bad some form of pituitary dysfunction in the first 2 weeks after a mild or moderate brain injury.
If serum cortisol and gonadotropin levels are low, pituitary dysfunction should be suspected, and treatment with corticosteroids and thyroid hormone supplementation is indicated.
The suits also claim that Novartis used misleading advertising that focused on the drug's benefits and glossed over its side effects, including cardiovascular problems, gastrointestinal disorders, pituitary dysfunction, psychosis, and addiction, in an effort to boost Ritalin sales and profits.
Initially, ARIAD plans to apply ARGENT(TM) in large therapeutic protein markets, such as those for growth hormone (adult pituitary dysfunction, muscle wasting), erythropoietin (anemia) and alpha interferon (hepatitis C).
Medicine has drawn a line in the sand and demands evidence of pituitary dysfunction before adult human growth hormone deficiency can be diagnosed.