pituitary dwarf

a person with pituitary dwarfism. Called also hypophysial d.

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  • pituitary dwarf — noun a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf) • Syn: ↑hypophysial dwarf, ↑Levi Lorrain dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • pituitary — Relating to the p. gland (hypophysis). SYN: pituitarium. [L. pituita, a phlegm] anterior p. the dried, partially defatted, and powdered anterior lobe of the p. gland of cattle, sheep, or swine; now rarely used therapeutically. desiccated p. SYN:… …   Medical dictionary

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  • dwarf — An abnormally undersized person with disproportion among the bodily parts. See dwarfism. [A.S. dweorh] hypophysial d. dwarfism as result of failure of growth hormone production because of hypothalamic or pituitary abnormality. SYN: pituitary d …   Medical dictionary

  • hypophysial dwarf — noun a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf) • Syn: ↑pituitary dwarf, ↑Levi Lorrain dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Levi-Lorrain dwarf — noun a dwarf whose condition is caused by a deficiency of growth hormones, rather than by genetic factors (as in the case of the achondroplastic dwarf) • Syn: ↑pituitary dwarf, ↑hypophysial dwarf • Hypernyms: ↑dwarf, ↑midget, ↑nanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypophysial dwarf — pituitary d …   Medical dictionary

  • nanus — noun a person who is markedly small • Syn: ↑dwarf, ↑midget • Derivationally related forms: ↑dwarf (for: ↑dwarf) • Hypernyms: ↑small person …   Useful english dictionary

  • Józef Boruwłaski — (1739–1837) was a Polish born dwarf who toured in European and Turkish courts. Contents 1 Early life …   Wikipedia

  • Dwarfism — This article is about the medical condition. For the legendary creature, see Dwarf (Germanic mythology). For other uses, see Dwarf (disambiguation). Dwarfism Classification and external resources Lavinia Warren …   Wikipedia

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