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hypopituitarism

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Deficient or diminished production of pituitary hormones.
  • noun The condition resulting from a deficiency in pituitary hormone, especially growth hormone, characterized by dwarfism in children and sometimes by decreased activity of the thyroid, adrenal, or gonadal glands.

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  • noun medicine A decrease in secretion of one or more of the eight hormones normally produced by the pituitary gland.

Etymologies

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hypo- + pituitary + -ism

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