Meaning of pituitary
Pronunciation: (pi-t'i-ter"ē, -ty'-), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -tar•ies,
- the extract obtained from the lobes of the pituitary glands of hogs, sheep, and other domestic animals: the posterior lobe constituent increases blood pressure, contracts stomach muscles, etc., and the anterior lobe constituent regulates growth of the skeleton.
- of, pertaining to, or involving the pituitary gland.
- noting a physical type of abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting from excessive pituitary secretion.
- pituitary (Thesaurus)