Hyperpituitarism


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hyperpituitarism

[‚hī·pər·pi′tü·ə·tə‚riz·əm]
(medicine)
Any abnormal condition resulting from overactivity of the anterior pituitary.

Hyperpituitarism

 

an increase in all or in individual incretory functions of the pituitary.

Hyperpituitarism is manifested in disorders of growth and development, such as gigantism, acromegaly, and impairment of sexual activity. The condition may arise as the result of pituitary tumors or growth of the pituitary tissue, as well as during pregnancy. Hormonal therapy, and in certain cases radiation therapy or surgery, are used in treatment.

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After several years living in quiet seclusion, Jinny Bunford died at the age of 26 in 1922, the cause of death being given as hyperpituitarism and gigantism.
She died from Hyperpituitarism and Gigantism on April 1 1922 at the age of 26.
Cushing recognized the states of hypopituitarism and hyperpituitarism, and he had a keen interest in acromegaly and dwarfism.