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Definition of the noun acromegaly

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noun - plural: acromegalies

  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 acromegaly: acromegalia
    • 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 acromegaly


  1. [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.

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Google previewSataloff's Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery (2015)

Pediatric Otolaryngology by Robert T Sataloff, Christopher J Hartnick

Acromegaly is a disease of chronic overproduction of GH. The consequences of GH...

Google previewEndocrinology (2010)

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.

Google previewContemporary Internal Medicine (2013)

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...

Google previewThe Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1900)

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 ...

Google previewFeline 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...

Google previewMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2006 (2006)

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.

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

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 ...

Google previewEssential 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 ...

Google previewTextbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2009)

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 ...

Google previewModern 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 ...

Google previewPituitary Cancer: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition (2012)


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.

Google previewExamination 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 ...

Google previewComprehensive Review of Psychology (2011)

by Vincent Filingeri

One condition is called acromegaly – adults with enlarged feet, ...

Google previewClinical Companion: Medical-Surgical Nursing (2014)

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.

Google previewIssues in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Hepatology: 2011 Edition (2012)

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 ...

Google previewHandbook of Growth and Growth Monitoring in Health and Disease (2011)

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 ...

Google previewQuick & Easy Medical Terminology (2014)

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 ...

Google previewMurray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (2015)

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 ...

Google previewOxford Desk Reference: Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2011)

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.

Google previewHandbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology (2003)

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.

Google previewConn'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), ...

Google previewPituitary Hormones—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)

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 ...

Google previewGrainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology (2014)

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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