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hypopituitarism

[ hahy-poh-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uhm, -tyoo- ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. abnormally diminished activity of the pituitary gland, especially of the anterior lobe.
  2. the condition produced by this, characterized by obesity, retention of adolescent traits, sterility, amenorrhea, and, in extreme cases, dwarfism.


hypopituitarism

/ ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm /

noun

  1. pathol underactivity of the pituitary gland


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Derived Forms

  • ˌhypopiˈtuitary, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypopituitarism1

First recorded in 1905–10; hypo- + pituitar(y) + -ism

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