(formerly) the pituitary gland.
- Pituitary cachexia
pituitary cachexia n. See Simmonds disease.
- Pituitary dwarfism
pituitary dwarfism n. A rare form of dwarfism caused by the absence of a functional anterior pituitary gland. Also called Lorain-Lévi syndrome.
- Pituitary extract
noun 1. a preparation of the pituitary gland, used in medicine for the therapeutic effects of its hormones
- Pituitary fossa
pituitary fossa n. A depression of the sphenoid bone housing the pituitary gland. Also called hypophysial fossa.