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1. The quality or state of being gigantic; abnormally large size.
2. Excessive growth of the body or any of its parts, especially as a result of oversecretion of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Also called giantism.
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1. (Pathology) Also called: giantism excessive growth of the entire body, caused by over-production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland during childhood or adolescence. Compare acromegaly
2. the state or quality of being gigantic
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gi•gan•tism(dʒaɪˈgæn tɪz əm, dʒɪ-, ˈdʒaɪ gænˌtɪz əm)
great overgrowth in size of the body or developmentally related parts of the body.
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Medicine. the condition of abnormally great development in size or stature of the whole body or any of its parts, most often caused by a pituitary disorder. Cf. nanism.See also: Size
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Oversecretion of growth hormone in childhood, resulting in taller-than-average stature. If the oversecretion occurs in adulthood, the condition is acromegaly, resulting in a thickening of facial bones and fingers.
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|Noun||1.||gigantism - excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland|
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
|2.||gigantism - excessive largeness of stature|
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n. gigantismo, desarrollo en exceso del cuerpo o de una parte de éste;
___, acromegalic → ___ acromegálico;
___, eunuchoid → ___ eunucoide, gigantismo acompañado de características e insuficiencia sexual propias del eunuco;
___, normal → ___normal, desarrollo normal de los órganos sexuales y proporción normal de los órganos y partes del cuerpo, gen. causado por secreción excesiva de la glándula pituitaria.
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