noun, plural pi·tu·i·tar·ies.
Words nearby pituitary
Origin of pituitary
OTHER WORDS FROM pituitarypost·pi·tu·i·tar·y, adjectivepre·pi·tu·i·tar·y, adjective
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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?|Kent Sepkowitz|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
The pituitary body still opens into the mouth, though the septum between the mouth and the throat is broken through.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The pituitary opening remains patent throughout life, as is the case with Crossopterygians alone amongst Gnathostomata.
The origin of the pituitary body from the roof of the mouth was first described by Rathke .Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Between this skeleton and the pituitary body the important portion of the brain formed by the occipital lobes takes its origin.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
The pituitary opening is close to the anterior edge of the mouth opening instead of being right up on the dorsal side of the head.