Medical Dictionary

Sheehan's syndrome

noun Shee·han's syndrome \ˈshē-ənz-\
variants: also

Sheehan syndrome


Medical Definition of Sheehan's syndrome

  1. :  necrosis of the pituitary gland with associated hypopituitarism resulting from postpartum hemorrhage

Biographical Note for sheehan's syndrome



Harold Leeming

(1900–1988), British pathologist. As a professor of pathology, Sheehan served at various times on the faculties of universities in Liverpool and Manchester, England, and in Glasgow, Scotland. From 1935 to 1946 he was director of research at Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital. His published research included papers on pathology, endocrinology, and renal physiology.

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