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Hypophysectomy, Chemical MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hypophysectomy, Chemical
Tree Number(s)
E04.270.532.490
Unique ID
D007017
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007017
Annotation
coord IM with disease /‌ther (IM), not /‌surg; usually performed with ethyl alcohol so do not index under ETHANOL unless particularly discussed
Scope Note
Total or subtotal destruction of the pituitary gland by chemical injection. It is usually achieved by injection of ethyl alcohol via trans-sphenoidal cannulation under stereotaxic control. It is usually performed for the treatment of intractable pain.
Entry Version
HYPOPHYSECTOMY CHEM
Entry Term(s)
Chemical Hypophysectomy
NLM Classification #
WK 590
Previous Indexing
Alcohol, Ethyl (1977-1981)
Hypophysectomy (1977-1981)
Pain, Intractable (1977-1981)
Pituitary Gland/drug effects (1977-1981)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under HYPOPHYSECTOMY 1982-90
History Note
91(82); was see under HYPOPHYSECTOMY 1982-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1981/02/24
Revision Date
1997/06/20
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