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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.
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Adj.1.acromegalic - marked or affected by enlargement or hypertrophy of the extremities or the face; "a protruding acromegalic jaw"
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"
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Long-term results of transsphenoidal pituitary microsurgery in 60 acromegalic patients.
Pathologies of the somatotrophic axis must be excluded in a young patient with an acromegalic phenotype, before considering other differential diagnoses, such as pseudoacromegaly associated with severe insulin resistance or pachydermoperiostosis (3).
Acromegalic patients are known to have significantly higher blood IGF-I levels than healthy individuals.
Byrne, who died in 1783 aged just 22, was huge due to a growth disorder called acromegalic gigantism where a person produces too much growth hormone.
Assessment of disease activity in treated acromegalic patients using a sensitive GH assay: should we achieve strict normal GH levels for a biochemical cure?
Using the intubating laryngeal mask airway for ventilation and endotracheal intubation in anesthetized and unparalyzed acromegalic patients.
Extrahypothalmic growth-hormone-releasing factor (GFR) secretion is a rare cause of acromegaly: plasma GRF levels in 177 acromegalic patients.
To date, only one study, from Argentina, evaluated active acromegalic patients (n=15) for oxLDL levels and oxidative stress markers in comparison with age- and gender-matched healthy controls (73).
Extrahypothalamic growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF) secretion is a rare cause of acromegaly: plasma GRF levels in 177 acromegalic patients.
She suffers from a condition called acromegalic gigantism, which means she is still growing and doctors say she is unique because her growth cannot be stopped by medication.
and she's still growing, as she has a condition called acromegalic gigantism.
29) Adverse side effects of HGH include soft tissue swelling, entrapment neuropathy, diabetogenic tendencies, gynecomastia, fluid retention, acromegalic features, and hepatic enlargement.