pituitary myxedema


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pi·tu·i·tar·y myx·e·de·ma

myxedema resulting from inadequate secretion of the thyrotropic hormone; commonly occurs in association with inadequate secretion of other anterior pituitary hormones.

pituitary myxedema

Etymology: L, pituita + Gk, myxa, mucus, oidema, swelling
a type of hypothyroid condition secondary to an anterior pituitary disease.

pi·tu·i·tar·y myx·e·de·ma

(pi-tū'i-tar-ē mik'sĕ-dē'mă)
A form of hypothyroidism resulting from inadequate secretion of the thyrotropic hormone; commonly occurs in association with inadequate secretion of other anterior pituitary hormones.

pituitary myxedema

Myxedema occurring secondary to anterior pituitary hypofunction.
See also: myxedema
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