[hahy-poh-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uh m, -tyoo-]
- abnormally diminished activity of the pituitary gland, especially of the anterior lobe.
- the condition produced by this, characterized by obesity, retention of adolescent traits, sterility, amenorrhea, and, in extreme cases, dwarfism.
Origin of hypopituitarism
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- pathol underactivity of the pituitary gland
- Deficient or diminished production of pituitary hormones.
- The condition resulting from a deficiency in pituitary hormone, especially growth hormone, characterized by dwarfism in children.
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