acromegaly

Type: Term Pronunciation: ak′rō-meg′ă-lē Definitions: 1. A disorder marked by progressive enlargement of peripheral parts of the body, especially the head, face, hands, and feet, resulting from excessive secretion of somatotropin; organomegaly and metabolic disorders occur; diabetes mellitus may develop. Synonyms: acromeg
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acromegaly

[n] - enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face
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Acromegaly

A curious condition of increased growth hormone production in adults that can present as an obstructive sleep apnoea.
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Acromegaly

Increase in size of hands, feet and face due to excessive production of growth hormone by a tumour of the pituitary gland
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Acromegaly

Acromegaly: Condition due to the production of too much growth hormone by the pituitary gland after the end of adolescence. When there is secretion of too much growth hormone before the end of adolescence, gigantism results. People with pituitary gigantism can truly be giants; they can sometimes end up over 7 or 8 feet in height. When too much grow
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acromegaly

Enlargement of the extremities of the body as a result of the overproduction of growth hormone (somatotropin), eg. by a pituitary tumour.
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Acromegaly

Ac`ro·meg'a·ly noun [ New Latin acromegalia , from Greek 'a`kron point, peak + ..., ..., big.] (Medicine) Chronic enlargement of the extremities and face.
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acromegaly

<endocrinology> A condition that results from the excess production of growth hormone in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Acromegaly is characterised by enlarged facial features, enlarged jaw, enlarged frontal bone of skull, widely spaced teeth and enlargement of the bones of the extremities. ... Other features include enlargement of
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acromegaly

acromegalia noun enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)
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acromegaly

(ak″ro-meg´ә-le) excessive enlargement of the limbs due to thickening of bones and soft tissues, caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone, usually from a tumor of the pituitary gland. In adults whose bone growth has stopped, the bones most affected are those of the face, jaw, hands, and feet. Gradual enlargement...
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Acromegaly

• (n.) Chronic enlargement of the extremities and face.
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acromegaly

growth and metabolic disorder characterized by enlargement of the skeletal extremities. It is the result of overproduction of pituitary growth ... [7 related articles]
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acromegaly

acromegaly, acromegalic A chronic disease of adults caused by hypersecretion of the pituitary growth hormones and characterized by enlargement of many parts of the skeleton, especially the distal portions; such as, the nose, ears, jaws, fingers, and toes.
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Acromegaly

Hormonal disorder caused by the body's overproduction of growth hormones. The most common effects of acromegaly are abnormal growth of hands and feet and bone changes that alter facial shape and features. Other symptoms of the disorder may include joint aches, skin tags, sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction in men and decreased libido.
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acromegaly

acromegaly (ăk"rōmeg'ulē) , adult endocrine disorder resulting from hypersecretion of growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland. Since the bones cannot increase in length after full growth is attained, there is a disproportionate thickening of bones, predominantly in t...
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Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a disease due to over activity of the pituitary gland results in excessive bone growth, especially the skull.
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acromegaly

(ak;ro-meg;ua-le) A condition caused by the hypersecretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland after maturity and characterized by enlargement of the extremities, such as the nose, jaws, fingers, and toes.
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acromegaly

(ak;ro-meg;ua-le) A condition caused by the hypersecretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland after maturity and characterized by enlargement of the extremities, such as the nose, jaws, fingers, and toes.
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acromegaly

A condition in which the pituitary gland makes too much growth hormone after normal growth of the skeleton is finished. This causes the bones of the hands, feet, head, and face to grow larger than normal. Acromegaly can be caused by a pituitary gland tumor.
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Acromegaly

Acromegaly (i; from Greek άκρος akros "extreme" or "extremities" and μεγάλος megalos "large") is a syndrome that results when the anterior pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH) after epiphyseal plate closure at puberty. A number of disorders may increase the pituitary`s GH output, although most commonly it involves...
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