Sheehan's syndrome

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A condition in which amenorrhoea and infertility follow a major haemorrhage in pregnancy. It is caused by necrosis (death) of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland as a direct result of the haemorrhage reducing the blood supply to the gland. Compare Asherman syndrome. H. L. Sheehan (20th century), British pathologist

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