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hyperpituitarism

[ hahy-per-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uhm, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu- /
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noun Pathology.

overactivity of the pituitary gland.
a resultant condition, as giantism or acromegaly.

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Origin of hyperpituitarism

First recorded in 1905–10; hyper- + pituitar(y) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperpituitarism

hyperpituitarism
/ (ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

pathol overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism

Derived forms of hyperpituitarism

hyperpituitary, adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperpituitarism

hyperpituitarism
[ hī′pər-pĭ-tōōĭ-tə-rĭz′əm ]

n.

Pathologically excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially somatotropin.
The condition resulting from an excess of pituitary hormones, such as gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults.

Other words from hyperpituitarism

hy′per•pi•tui•tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
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