hyperpituitary gigantism

hyperpituitary gigantism
pituitary g.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pituitary gigantism — Excessive growth and too much height due to chronic overactivity of the pituitary gland which is located at the base of the brain. (Growth hormone is specifically made by the anterior pituitary gland.) In pituitary gigantism, there is secretion… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperpituitarism — [hī΄pərpi to͞o′i tə riz΄əm, hī΄pər pityo͞o′i tə riz΄əm] n. 1. excessive activity of the pituitary gland, esp. of its anterior lobe 2. a condition resulting from this, as gigantism hyperpituitary [hī΄pər pi to͞o′iter΄ē, hī΄pər pi tyo͞o′iter΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

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