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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
hyperpituitarism +     
acromegaly +   
A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excessive HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE in adults. It is characterized by bony enlargement of the FACE; lower jaw (PROGNATHISM); hands; FEET; HEAD; and THORAX. The most common etiology is a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp79-80)
congenital hypothyroidism +   
Gigantism +   
hyperprolactinemia +   
isolated growth hormone deficiency +   
osteitis fibrosa 
pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: Inappropriate GH Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly) ;   Inappropriate Growth Hormone Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly) ;   Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndrome (Acromegaly) ;   Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndromes (Acromegaly)
Primary IDs: MESH:D000172 ;   RDO:0000014
Xrefs: GARD:5725 ;   NCI:C84533
Definition Sources: MESH:D000172, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acromegaly, http://www.acromegaly.org/, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acromegaly/DS00478, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000321.htm, http://www.umm.edu/endocrin/acromegaly.htm

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