cachexia hypophysiopriva

[hī′pō-fĭz′ē-ō-prīvə]

n.

A condition following removal of the pituitary gland, marked by a fall in body temperature, electrolyte imbalance, hypoglycemia, and ultimately resulting in coma and death.

Nearby words

  1. calcite,
  2. calcitic,
  3. calcitonin,
  4. calcitrant,
  5. calcitriol,
  6. calcium antagonist,
  7. calcium arsenate,
  8. calcium blocker,
  9. calcium carbide,
  10. calcium carbonate


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