Hypopituitarism



[hahy-poh-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uh m, -tyoo-] /ˌhaɪ poʊ pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu-/

noun, Pathology.
1.
abnormally diminished activity of the , especially of the anterior lobe.
2.
the condition produced by this, characterized by obesity, retention of adolescent traits, sterility, amenorrhea, and, in extreme cases, dwarfism.
/ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
(pathol) underactivity of the pituitary gland

hypopituitarism hy·po·pi·tu·i·ta·rism (hī’pō-pĭ-tōō’ĭ-tə-rĭz’əm, -tyōō’-)
n.

hy’po·pi·tu’i·tar’y (-těr’ē) adj.

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