acromegaly


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ac·ro·meg·a·ly

 (ăk′rō-mĕg′ə-lē)
n.
A chronic disorder caused by overproduction of human growth hormone usually by the pituitary gland, characterized by enlargement of the bones of the extremities and the skull and often by the development of complications such as diabetes, hypertension, and osteoarthritis.

[French acromégalie : Greek akron, top, extremity (from neuter of akros, extreme; see acro-) + Greek megas, megal-, big; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

ac′ro·me·gal′ic (-mĭ-găl′ĭk) adj. & n.

acromegaly

(ˌækrəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ)
n
(Pathology) a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, hands, and feet, and swelling and enlargement of soft tissue, esp the tongue. It is caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Compare gigantism
[C19: from French acromégalie, from acro- + Greek megal-, stem of megas big]
acromegalic adj, n

ac•ro•meg•a•ly

(ˌæk rəˈmɛg ə li)

n.
a disorder of the pituitary gland involving excessive production of growth hormone and resulting in enlargement of the head, hands, and feet.
[1885–90; < French < New Latin]
ac•ro•me•gal•ic (ˌæk roʊ məˈgæl ɪk) adj.

acromegaly

Medicine. a disease resulting from abnormal activity of the pituitary gland in which bones of the extremities are enlarged. — acromegalic, adj., n.
See also: Body, Human
Medicine. a disease resulting from abnormal activity of the pituitary gland in which bones of the extremities are enlarged. — acromegalic, adj.
See also: Bones
Medicine. a disease resulting from abnormal activity of the pituitary gland in which bones of the extremities are enlarged. — acromegalic, adj.
See also: Size
a disease resulting from abnormal activity of the pituitary gland, causing bones of the extremities to become enlarged. — acromegalic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acromegaly - enlargement of bones of hands and feet and faceacromegaly - 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)
hyperpituitarism - excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
Translations
акромегалия
akromegalie
Akromegalie
akromegalia
acromégalie
אקרומגליה
先端巨大症
acromegalie
akromegali
akromegalia
akromegália
акромегалија
akromegali
akromegali
акромегалія

ac·ro·meg·a·ly

[MIM*102200]
n. acromegalia, enfermedad crónica de la edad madura manifestada por un agrandamiento progresivo de las extremidades óseas y los huesos de la cabeza debido a un malfuncionamiento de la pituitaria.

acromegaly

n acromegalia
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