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Definition of the noun acromegaly
What does acromegaly mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: acromegalies
- 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)
Alternative definition of the noun acromegaly
- [disease] A chronic disease marked by enlargement of the bones of the extremities, face, and jaw that is caused by over-activity of the pituitary gland.
- synonym: acromegalia
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Pediatric Otolaryngology by Robert T Sataloff, Christopher J Hartnick
Acromegaly is a disease of chronic overproduction of GH. The consequences of GH...
Adult and Pediatric by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Likelihood of Good Surgical Outcome Patients With a Poor Likelihood of Successful Surgical Outcome Follow-Up General Acromegaly is a disease of spectacular growth and metabolic disorders that has fascinated physicians for centuries.
Clinical Case Studies by Juan M. Bowen, Ernest L. Mazzaferri
Acromegaly is a disorder which results from the overproduction of growth hormone (GH) and growth...
Acromegaly is a well- defined disease, with perfectly sharply-marked characteristics. Gigantism is an anomaly of development, which, in itself, has nothing to do with disease, but may occur in connection with various illnesses, and certainly ...
Feline Cardiology (2011)
by Etienne Côté, Kristin A. MacDonald, Kathryn Montgomery Meurs, Meg M. Sleeper
Acromegaly is a syndrome caused by an excess in circulating growth hormone, usually a result of a functional tumor of the...
9th International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 1-6, 2006, Proceedings by Rasmus Larsen, Mads Nielsen, Jon Sporring
Acromegaly is a rare disorder which affects about 50 of every million people. The disease typically causes swelling of the hands, feet, and face, and eventually permanent changes to areas such as the jaw, brow ridge, and cheek bones.
5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri
Acromegaly is the disease state characterized by a pituitary adenoma that secretes growth hormone (GH). • A prolactinoma secretes prolactin (PRL). • Cushing's disease is a disease state of hypersecretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone ...
Essential Endocrinology (2013)
A Primer for Nonspecialists by C.R. Kannan
Confirmatory Tests The confirmatory test for establishing the diagnosis of acromegaly is the measurement of the level of somatomedin C in the circulation. Somatomedin C belongs to a family of peptides referred to as growth-promoting factors ...
by Stephen J. Ettinger, Edward C. Feldman
Acromegaly is an uncommon disease that causes concentric LV hypertrophy as a result of the direct stimulatory effect of growth hormone on the cardiomyocytes.69 Doppler blood pressure and thyroxine level must be measured in cats with LV ...
Modern Surgical Care (2006)
Physiologic Foundations and Clinical Applications by Thomas A. Miller
Acromegaly. Acromegaly is a rare, slowly evolving disease that results from excessive GH secretion. The most common cause is a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma, which sometimes cosecretes PRL or other hormones. It may rarely be due to ...
“Acromegaly is a rare disease, usually caused by a growth hormone (GH)- producing pituitary adenoma. If untreated, severe cardiovascular, metabolic, cosmetic, and orthopedic disturbances will result,” scientists in Zurich, Switzerland report.
Examination Medicine (2014)
A Guide to Physician Training by Nicholas J Talley, Simon O’Connor
Although an uncommon condition, three to four new cases per million people a year, acromegaly is a chronic illness and common as a long or a short case. The history The patient will probably know the diagnosis, although if the condition has ...
by Vincent Filingeri
One condition is called acromegaly – adults with enlarged feet, ...
by Gayle McKenzie, Tanya Porter
water balance ○ Oxytocin l Facilitates labour and breastfeeding Disorders of the pituitary gland Acromegaly Acromegaly is an uncommon chapter 6 The endocrine system 169 The pituitary gland The anterior pituitary The posterior pituitary.
Acromegaly is a chronic and insidious disease that is associated with multisystem comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea syndrome, colon polyposis, arthropathy, and metabolic complications including ...
by Victor R. Preedy
Auriemma, Gaetano Lombardi, and Rosario Pivonello Abstract Acromegaly is a slow progressive disease characterized by exaggerated somatic growth and distorted proportion arising from ...
by Peggy C. Leonard
Acromegaly is a disorder in which there is abnormal enlargement of the body extremities, including the nose, jaws, fingers, and toes, caused by hypersecretion of growth hormone after maturity. therm/o = temperature -y = condition -megaly ...
by V.Courtney Broaddus, Robert C Mason, Joel D Ernst, Talmadge E King Jr., Stephen C. Lazarus, John F. Murray, Jay A. Nadel, Arthur Slutsky, Michael Gotway
Acromegaly is a disorder of excess growth hormone secretion in adults, most commonly from a benign pituitary adenoma. Rarely, bronchial carcinoid or small- cell lung cancer can produce excess growth hormone–releasing factor, which ...
by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Lesley Regan, Aris Papageorghiou, David Farquharson, Ash Monga
Acromegaly Epidemiology Acromegaly is a rare condition with an incidence of five new cases per million of population per year.
by Janet E. Hall, Lynnette K. Nieman
The definitive test for diagnosis acromegaly is an oral glucose tolerance test with administration of 75 or 100.
Conn's Current Therapy 2015 (2014)
by Edward T. Bope, Rick D. Kellerman
>1 ng/mL by old radioimmunoassays • Elevated age-adjusted insulin-like growth factor 1 Imaging • Magnetic resonance imaging CURRENT THERAPY Acromegaly is a disorder resulting from an excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH), ...
According to news reporting originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Acromegaly is a rare disorder due to an excessive production of growth hormone (GH), typically caused by a GH- secreting ...
by Andy Adam, Adrian K. Dixon, Jonathan H Gillard, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Ronald G. Grainger, David J. Allison
Acromegaly is the result of an eosinophilic adenoma of the pituitary gland, usually a macro adenoma (greater than 10 mm in size); if it occurs in children, gigantism results. There is overgrowth of all tissues and organs.
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