Partial or complete deficiency of one or any combination of anterior pituitary hormones.
Adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency: reduced adrenal secretion of cortisol and epinephrine; aldosterone secretion remains intact.
Growth hormone (GH) deficiency: short stature in children; asthenia, obesity, and increased cardiovascular risk in adults.
Prolactin deficiency: postpartum lactation failure.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) deficiency: secondary hypothyroidism.
Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) deficiency: hypogonadism and infertility in men and women.
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