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Definition of the noun acromegalia

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  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 previewThe Principles and Practice of Surgery (1921)

by Herman Arthur Haubold

According to Benda,12 acromegalia is the outcome of hyperfun-ction of the gland , while dysfrophia adiposogcnitalis is the result of hypopituitarism. The indication for operative efiort at relief is based on. THE SURGERY OF THE HYPOPHYSIS ...

Google previewDenver Medical Times (1893)

Acromegalia. — Acromegalia is the name given by Maria to THE DENVER ...

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 & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acromegalia. See acromegaly. acromegalic eunuchoidism ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

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

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acromegaly Acromegalia ...

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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Practical Medicine (1903)


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 previewA New Medical Dictionary (1890)

by George Milbry Gould

Acromegalia (anpoc, fuya7u>c, large). Abnormal development of the extremities. Acro'mion (anpov, a summit, utioc, the shoulder). The triangular-shaped process at the summit of the scapula, which forms the attachment of the deltoid muscle.

Google previewNothnagel's Encyclopedia of Practical Medicine (1905)

by Carl Wilhelm Hermann Nothnagel, Alfred Stengel


Google previewA New Pronouncing Dictionary of Medicine (1892)

Being a Voluminous and Exhaustive Hand-book of Medical and Scientific Terminology 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. See Artery. Acro'mial Nerve. See Nerve. Acro' mial Vein.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1891)

And Such Words and Phrases of the Collateral Sciences as Pertain to the Art and Practice of Dentistry by Chapin Aaron Harris

Acromegalia. From anooc, an extremity, ...

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 (1922)

by William Alexander Newman Dorland

Hypophysin from the hypophysis of the ox is used as a therapeutic agent in acromegalia. hypophysis (hi-pofis-is) [Gr. iW. under + tpbtw to grow]. Any process or outgrowth, especially the pituitary body [B N AJ. See pituitary body, under body . h.

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