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simmonds disease in Medicine

Simmonds disease

(sĭməndz)
n.
  1. Extreme and progressive emaciation, loss of body hair, and premature aging caused by atrophy or destruction of the anterior lobe of the pituitary.hypophysial cachexia pituitary cachexia
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