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- noun surgery the surgical removal of the
hypophysis( pituitary gland)
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- noun surgical removal of the pituitary gland
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The use of stereotactic chemical hypophysectomy in the treatment of thalamic pain syndrome.
It would appear therefore that visual inspection of the sella is not sufficient to insure that the hypophysectomy has been total.
It would seem therefore that hypophysectomy diminishes the capacity of the organism to catabolize body protein and to form glucose from this protein.
After total hypophysectomy, or removal of the pars distalis, when the animals are kept fasting, a severe, and sometimes fatal, hypoglycemia easily occurs.
These workers believe this to be the fundamental metabolic disturbance produced by hypophysectomy.
Flores-Morales A, Stahlberg N, Tollet-Egnell P, Lundeberg J, Malek RL, et al. (2001) Microarray analysis of the in vivo effects of hypophysectomy and growth hormone treatment on gene expression in the rat.