At the other end, a tumor of the pituitary can over-produce growth hormone and cause acromegaly.
HGH is a hormone normally made in tiny amounts by the pituitary gland in all of us.
Others who, because of a tumor in the pituitary gland, may overproduce HGH develop a different problem: gigantism.
Between this skeleton and the pituitary body the important portion of the brain formed by the occipital lobes takes its origin.
Injections of the infundibular portion of the pituitary body.
Hypodermic injections of 1/50 grain of atropine, suprarenal or pituitary extracts, may be found useful.
It is difficult to avoid injury to the pituitary body embedded in the basisphenoid bone.
The pituitary body itself is lodged in a cavity of the sphenoid bone called the pituitary fossa.
This addition causes their biting and desiccating effect on the pituitary membrane.
The pituitary membrane is thick and soft and diminishes the size of the meatuses and air sinuses.
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.
pituitary pi·tu·i·tar·y (pĭ-tōō'ĭ-těr'ē, -tyōō'-)
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.