hyperpituitarism

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noun hy·per·pi·tu·ita·rism \-pə-ˈtü-ə-tə-ˌri-zəm, -ˈtü-ə-ˌtri-, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of hyperpituitarism

  1. :  excessive production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland

hyperpituitary

play \-ˈtü-ə-ˌter-ē, -ˈtyü-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hyperpituitarism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1909


Medical Dictionary

hyperpituitarism

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noun hy·per·pi·tu·ita·rism \-pə-ˈt(y)ü-ət-ə-ˌriz-əm, -ˈt(y)ü-ə-ˌtriz-\

Medical Definition of hyperpituitarism

  1. :  excessive production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland


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