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hyperpituitarism

[hahy-per-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uh m, -tyoo-]
noun Pathology.
  1. overactivity of the pituitary gland.
  2. 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

noun
  1. pathol overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism
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Derived Formshyperpituitary, adjective
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hyperpituitarism in Medicine

hyperpituitarism

(hī′pər-pĭ-tōōĭ-tə-rĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Pathologically excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially somatotropin.
  2. The condition resulting from an excess of pituitary hormones, such as gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults.
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Related formshy′per•pi•tui•tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
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