- of, relating to, or involving the pituitary gland.
- noting a physical type of abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting from excessive pituitary secretion.
Origin of pituitary
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Others who, because of a tumor in the pituitary gland, may overproduce HGH develop a different problem: gigantism.Is HGH, Allegedly Alex Rodriguez’s Drug of Choice, Really So Bad?
August 1, 2013
HGH is a hormone normally made in tiny amounts by the pituitary gland in all of us.
At the other end, a tumor of the pituitary can over-produce growth hormone and cause acromegaly.
For instance if the pituitary gland over-functioned we had Giantism.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
Injections of the infundibular portion of the pituitary body.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
Under the fore-brain appears an epiblastic involution giving rise both to the mouth and to the pituitary body.
Close to the base of the fore-brain are seen the mouth (m), and the pituitary involution from this (pt).
The pituitary body is in fact an organ derived from the epiblast of the stomodum.
- of or relating to the pituitary gland
- archaic of or relating to phlegm or mucus
Word Origin and History for pituitary
1610s, from Latin pituitarius "mucous," from pituita "clammy moisture, phlegm, mucus, slime," possibly from PIE root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see pine (n.)). Taken as the name for the gland because it was believed that it channeled mucus to the nose. As a noun by 1899.
- The pituitary gland.
- An extract from the anterior or posterior lobes of the pituitary gland, prepared for therapeutic use.
- Of or relating to the pituitary gland.
- Of or secreting phlegm or mucus; mucous.