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Disease Acromegaly

Name Acromegaly
Synonyms Hypersecretion Syndrome, Somatotropin (Acromegaly) | Hypersecretion Syndromes, Somatotropin (Acromegaly) | Inappropriate GH Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly) | Inappropriate Growth Hormone Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly) | Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndrome (Acromegaly) | Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndromes (Acromegaly) | Syndrome, Somatotropin Hypersecretion (Acromegaly) | Syndromes, Somatotropin Hypersecretion (Acromegaly)
Definition 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)
Categories Endocrine system disease | Musculoskeletal disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D000172
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1. DiseasesMusculoskeletal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bone Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bone Diseases, Endocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Acromegaly Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hypothalamic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hyperpituitarism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Acromegaly Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pituitary Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Hyperpituitarism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Acromegaly Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Acromegaly Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Acromegaloid facial appearance syndrome
  Acromegaloid features, overgrowth, cleft palate, and hernia
  Acromelic frontonasal dysplasia
  Growth hormone excess
  Pseudoacromegaly with Severe Insulin Resistance
  Rosenthal-Kloepfer syndrome