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Definition of Pituitary adenoma

Pituitary adenoma: A benign tumor of the pituitary, the master gland that controls other glands and influences numerous body functions including growth. Although the tumor itself is not cancerous, it may affect pituitary function, and therefore may need to be removed.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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