Pituitary Insufficiency

Pituitary Insufficiency

Pituitary insufficiency, also known as hypopituitarism , is a syndrome characterized by one or more anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies as a result of aplasia or hypoplasia, destruction, infiltration, or compression of the hypothalamus and/or pituitary gland.

Pituitary insufficiency can be congenital or acquired; familial or sporadic; partial or complete; and transient (reversible) or permanent.

Posterior pituitary failure, also known as central diabetes insipidus, characterized by decreased circulating antidiuretic hormone with polyuria and polydipsia, 


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