[ hahy-poh-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uh m, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu- /
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for hypopituitarism
/ (ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm) /
pathol underactivity of the pituitary gland
Derived Formshypopituitary, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hypopituitarism
[ hī′pō-pĭ-tōō′ĭ-tə-rĭz′əm ]
Deficient or diminished production of pituitary hormones.
The condition resulting from a deficiency in pituitary hormone, especially growth hormone, characterized by dwarfism in children.
Related formshy′po•pi•tu′i•tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
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