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metahypophysial diabetes

 

Definition:

  1. obsolete term for diabetes mellitus caused by large quantities of endogenous or exogenous pituitary growth hormone;
  2. obsolete term used to designate the irreversible phase of diabetes mellitus in acromegaly.

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