Definition of hypopituitarism in English:

hypopituitarism

Line breaks: hypo|pitu¦it¦ar¦ism
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəʊpɪˈtjuːɪt(ə)rɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Diminished hormone secretion by the pituitary gland, causing dwarfism in children and premature ageing in adults.
    More example sentences
    • Patients with intracranial germinoma at other locations may present with diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism, and Perinaud syndrome.
    • He was generally well, although he was small and taking growth hormone for hypopituitarism.
    • Endocrinological consultation found longstanding symptoms which indicated hypopituitarism, and blood testing confirmed this.

Derivatives

hypopituitary

adjective
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  • In contrast to achondroplastic dwarfs, hypopituitary dwarfs often suffer from underlying metabolic health problems.
  • The agency's action makes Humatrope the first therapy available for U.S. adults who suffer from SDS, frequently associated with hypopituitary disease.
  • Growth hormone sensitivity in GH deficient hypopituitary adults is dependent on gender, but independent of timing of onset.

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