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Disease Gigantism

Name Gigantism
Synonyms Gigantism, Pituitary | Pituitary Gigantism
Definition The condition of accelerated and excessive GROWTH in children or adolescents who are exposed to excess HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE before the closure of EPIPHYSES. It is usually caused by somatotroph hyperplasia or a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. These patients are of abnormally tall stature, more than 3 standard deviations above normal mean height for age.
Categories Endocrine system disease | Musculoskeletal disease
MeSH® ID D005877

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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, Developmental Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Gigantism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. 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 Gigantism 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 Gigantism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Gigantism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes