Definition of Hyperpituitarism

1. Noun. Excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone).




Definition of Hyperpituitarism

1. Noun. (medicine) The condition caused by excessive secretion of hormones by pituitary tumors ¹

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Medical Definition of Hyperpituitarism

1. A condition that results from the excess production of growth hormone in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Acromegaly is characterised by enlarged facial features, enlarged jaw, enlarged frontal bone of skull, widely spaced teeth and enlargement of the bones of the extremities, Other features include enlargement of the lips and nose, thickening of the soft tissues of the face, somnolence, moodiness and decreased libido. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperpituitarism

hyperphosphaturia
hyperphosphorylated
hyperphosphorylation
hyperphosphorylations
hyperphrenia
hyperphrenic
hyperphysical
hyperpiesia
hyperpiesis
hyperpietic
hyperpigmentation
hyperpigmentations
hyperpigmented
hyperpipecolatemia
hyperpipecolic acidemia
hyperpituitarism (current term)
hyperpituitary
hyperplane
hyperplane eyepiece
hyperplanes
hyperplasia
hyperplasias
hyperplastic
hyperplastic arteriosclerosis
hyperplastic cholecystosis
hyperplastic gastric polyp
hyperplastic gingivitis
hyperplastic graft
hyperplastic inflammation
hyperplastic osteoarthritis

Literary usage of Hyperpituitarism

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1. Manual of Vital Function Testing Methods and Their Interpretation by Wilfred Mason Barton (1917)
"Demonstration of Spontaneous and Provocative Glycosuria as a Functional Test for hyperpituitarism. —It has been known for some time that acromegaly is often ..."

2. Diseases of the nervous system by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"hyperpituitarism : Acromegaly and Gigantism.—These conditions are closely related, showing overgrowth in the skeleton and particularly in the long bones in ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"hyperpituitarism Acromegaly (Pierre Marie, 1886) Diagnostic Factors.—In the consideration of acromegaly the reader is reminded of the facts upon which we ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"In all 3 cases of acromegaly, as well as in the case of secondary hyperpituitarism and 1 case of dystrophia, there was a slight but definite decrease which ..."

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