A state in which secretion of the anterior pituitary hormones is inadequate or absent as a result of destruction of the anterior pituitary gland.

Nearby words

  1. petroglyph,
  2. petrograd,
  3. petrogram,
  4. petrograph,
  5. petrographic,
  6. petrol,
  7. petrol bomb,
  8. petrol engine,
  9. petrol pump,
  10. petrol station

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