Definition of hypopituitarism in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Diminished hormone secretion by the pituitary gland, causing dwarfism in children and premature ageing in adults.

    • ‘Cushing recognized the states of hypopituitarism and hyperpituitarism, and he had a keen interest in acromegaly and dwarfism.’
    • ‘He was generally well, although he was small and taking growth hormone for hypopituitarism.’
    • ‘If the patient has hypopituitarism, the level of TSH is not increased.’
    • ‘Patients with intracranial germinoma at other locations may present with diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism, and Perinaud syndrome.’
    • ‘Endocrinological consultation found longstanding symptoms which indicated hypopituitarism, and blood testing confirmed this.’