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Definition of the noun acromegalia

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noun - plural: -

  1. 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)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of acromegalia: acromegaly
    • more generic word: hypertrophy = abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
    • part: hyperpituitarism = excessive activity of the pituitary gland

Alternative definition of the noun acromegalia


  1. [disease] An alternative name for the disease acromegaly.

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Google previewDietetic and Hygienic Gazette (1902)

Brissaud, acromegalia is the giantism of adults, while giantism is the acromegalia of adolescents. — Medical Record. 4* 4* That amusing raconteur, Josiah Flynt, tells a tall story in Lippincott's Magazine for September called ...

Google previewNervous and Mental Diseases (1911)

by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson

The usual adenomatous enlargement of the pituitary body and the frequent defective or goitrous condition of the thyroid have led to the belief that acromegalia is a trophoneurosis dependent upon modifications of the functions of these glands, ...

Google previewThe Literary Digest (1901)

by Edward Jewitt Wheeler, Isaac Kaufman Funk, William Seaver Woods

Brissaud, acromegalia is the giantism of adults, while giantism is the acromegalia of adolescents." LORD KELVlN. says an English paper quoted in Electricity, once paid a visit with a friend to some well-known electrical works.

Google previewMidline Medical Dictionary (2002)

by P. S. Rawat

Hässtra, Hüff HT RTÉ Acromegalia. See Acromegaly. Acromegaly. A disease in which the bones and soft parts of the face and extremities are abnormally enlarged; acromegalia. 33 Acropetal Acromelalgia. See Erythromelalgia. Acromial.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Also called acromegalia. Compare gigantism. See also adenohypophysis, growth hormone. —acromegalic, adj. Acromegaly (Seidel et al, 2011/Courtesy Gary Wand, MD, The Johns Hopkins University and Hospital) acromial actinic prurigo ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

Also called acromegalia. Compare gigantism. −acromegalic, adj. acromial.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acromegalia. See acromegaly. acromegalic eunuchoidism ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acromegaly Acromegalia ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

Also called acromegalia. ADJ. acromegalic acromicria N. condition of having underdeveloped fingers and toes and other parts; also called acromikria. acromion (e-kro'mé-on') N. high point of the shoulder; an extension of the spinous part of ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

acromegaly, acromegalia Hyperpituitarism produced ...

Google previewA New Pronouncing Dictionary of Medicine (1892)

Being a Voluminous and Exhaustive Hand-book of Medical and Scientific Terminology, with Phonetic Pronunciation, Accentuation, Etymology, Etc by John Marie Keating, Henry Hamilton, John Chalmers Da Costa, Frederick A. Packard

Acromegalia. A disease characterized by abnormal development of the extremities, head, and parts of the skin. Acro'mial. Of, or pertaining to, the Acromion (q. v.). Acro'mial Artery.

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

-*Unknown; heredity | Acromegaly; acromegalia; akromegaly. Effusion into ...

Google previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1904)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions; Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

Acromegalia, Akromegaly (ai-ro ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

Hypophysin from the hypophysis of the <o is used as a therapeutic agent in acromegalia.

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

acromegalia. aktol (ak'tol). Same as actol. Al. The chemic symbol for aluminum. al. A suffix used to denote derivation from an aldehyd, as chloral, butyral, etc. ala (a'lah), pl. a'la [L. “wing”]. Any wing-like process. a. al'ba media'lis, a white field ...

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