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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pan-hi'po-pi-tu'i-tar-izm


A state in which the secretion of all anterior pituitary hormones is inadequate or absent; caused by a variety of disorders that result in destruction or loss of function of all or most of the anterior pituitary gland. Rare forms of PHP are inherited as autosomal recessive [MIM*262600] or as X-linked recessive [MIM*312000].

Synonym(s): ateliotic dwarfism, hypophysial cachexia

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