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n. (Pathology) abnormal condition causing enlargement of the bones (in the hands, feet and head)
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Acromegaly (; 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 a GH-producing tumor called pituitary adenoma, derived from a distinct type of cell (somatotrophs).
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1. 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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nf. acromegalia, acromegaly, abnormal condition causing enlargement of the bones (Pathology)
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nf. acromegaly, (Pathology) abnormal condition causing enlargement of the bones (in the hands, feet and head)
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