[ hahy-per-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uhm, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu- /
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overactivity of the pituitary gland.
a resultant condition, as giantism or acromegaly.
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperpituitarism
/ (ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm) /
pathol overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism
Derived forms of hyperpituitarismhyperpituitary, adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperpituitarism
[ hī′pər-pĭ-tōō′ĭ-tə-rĭz′əm ]
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 hyperpituitarismhy′per•pi•tu′i•tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
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