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Disease Pituitary Apoplexy

Name Pituitary Apoplexy
Synonym Apoplexy, Pituitary
Definition The sudden loss of blood supply to the PITUITARY GLAND, leading to tissue NECROSIS and loss of function (PANHYPOPITUITARISM). The most common cause is hemorrhage or INFARCTION of a PITUITARY ADENOMA. It can also result from acute hemorrhage into SELLA TURCICA due to HEAD TRAUMA; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; or other acute effects of central nervous system hemorrhage. Clinical signs include severe HEADACHE; HYPOTENSION; bilateral visual disturbances; UNCONSCIOUSNESS; and COMA.
Categories Cardiovascular disease | Endocrine system disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D010899
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Cerebrovascular Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Intracranial Hemorrhages Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Apoplexy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hypothalamic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Apoplexy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesCardiovascular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Vascular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Cerebrovascular Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Intracranial Hemorrhages Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Apoplexy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
4. DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Apoplexy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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