pituitarism pi·tu·i·ta·rism (pĭ-tōō’ĭ-tə-rĭz’əm, -tyōō’-)
[pi-too-i-ter-ee, -tyoo-] /pɪˈtu ɪˌtɛr i, -ˈtyu-/ noun, plural pituitaries. 1. . 2. Pharmacology. the extract obtained from the lobes of the of hogs, sheep, and other domestic animals: the posterior lobe constituent increases blood pressure, contracts stomach muscles, etc., and the anterior lobe constituent regulates growth of the skeleton. adjective 3. of, relating to, or […]
- Pituitary basophil adenoma
pituitary basophil adenoma n. A tumor of the basophilic cells of the anterior pituitary gland, associated with Cushing’s syndrome.
- Pituitary basophilism
pituitary basophilism n. See Cushing’s syndrome.
noun 1. (formerly) the pituitary gland.