acromegalia


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Noun1.acromegalia - enlargement of bones of hands and feet and faceacromegalia - 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
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Gary grew to more than 7ft tall because of a brain tumour which caused the medical condition acromegalia in his late teens.
Solo una piccola parte delle STC e causata da patologie o anomalie sistemiche, quali diabete mellito, artrite reumatoide, ipotiroidismo, acromegalia o malattie del collagene.
4]), hipertiroidismo (azotemia, aumento de excrecion de fosfatos), feocromocitoma (aumento de catecolaminas, hiperglucemia), acromegalia (aumento de somatotrofina GH, hiperglucemia), hiperprogesteronemia (estimula el aumento de GH mamaria, hiperglucemia), insuficiencia hepatica (la disminucion de urea provoca perdida de tonicidad medular) y otras (29).