- of, relating to, or involving the pituitary gland.
- noting a physical type of abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting from excessive pituitary secretion.
Origin of pituitary
Examples from the Web for pituitary
Contemporary Examples of pituitary
Others who, because of a tumor in the pituitary gland, may overproduce HGH develop a different problem: gigantism.Is HGH, Allegedly Alex Rodriguez’s Drug of Choice, Really So Bad?
August 1, 2013
HGH is a hormone normally made in tiny amounts by the pituitary gland in all of us.
At the other end, a tumor of the pituitary can over-produce growth hormone and cause acromegaly.
Historical Examples of pituitary
For instance if the pituitary gland over-functioned we had Giantism.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
Injections of the infundibular portion of the pituitary body.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
Under the fore-brain appears an epiblastic involution giving rise both to the mouth and to the pituitary body.
Close to the base of the fore-brain are seen the mouth (m), and the pituitary involution from this (pt).
The pituitary body is in fact an organ derived from the epiblast of the stomodum.
- of or relating to the pituitary gland
- archaic of or relating to phlegm or mucus
Word Origin for pituitary
Word Origin and History for pituitary
1610s, from Latin pituitarius "mucous," from pituita "clammy moisture, phlegm, mucus, slime," possibly from PIE root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see pine (n.)). Taken as the name for the gland because it was believed that it channeled mucus to the nose. As a noun by 1899.
- The pituitary gland.
- An extract from the anterior or posterior lobes of the pituitary gland, prepared for therapeutic use.
- Of or relating to the pituitary gland.
- Of or secreting phlegm or mucus; mucous.