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  • noun (Biol. Chem.) A substance or extract from the pituitary body.


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  • These extracts, usually called pituitrin, encouraged the reabsorption of water and therefore diminished the volume of urine.

    The Human Brain

  • (See the list of “Signs of Special Risk, ” Where There Is No Doctor, p. 256.) · During labor, do not let the midwife try to speed things up by, pushing forcefully against the womb, or by using injections or hormones (oxytocin, pituitrin, etc.) before the child is born.

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

  • This will cause her to produce a hormone (pituitrin) that helps control bleeding.

    Chapter 26

  • In addition, as it turned out, pituitrin possesses two more important abilities.

    The Human Brain

  • For some days after the pituitrin was stopped its influence seemed to persist as the pressure kept high while the mental condition was low.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • We did this by baths, by abdominal pressure by means of a large sand-bag laid over the abdomen, and by such drugs as adrenalin and pituitrin.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • 2. In case of syncope / shock, strychnine,pituitrin or other general stimulants like coramine may be used.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • When it was raised to 140 "H G under the influence of pituitrin there was marked depression as is shown in the chart for July, 1912.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Some one who had an object in removing her temporarily probably counted on restoring her to her former blooming womanhood by pituitrin -- and by removing the cause of the trouble. "

    The Treasure-Train


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