acromegaly acromegaly


  • (n) 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)


  1. Warning: too much of the hormone, especially in adults, produces acromegaly, a form of giantism characterized by huge hands, feet and lower jaws.
  2. She, previously a vigorous and goodlooking young woman, has become the victim of a disease known as acromegaly.


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  1. "Based on the results seen in our Phase II acromegaly studies, we are pleased to continue the clinical development of the octreotide implant in acromegaly", said Glenn L. Cooper , MD, chairman and chief executive officer of Indevus. "There...
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Glenn Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "These preliminary data confirm that C2L is very effective at reducing GH, IGF-1 and clinical symptoms in acromegaly patients, with minimal side effects", said Professor Stafford Lightman, Professor of Medicine, University of Bristol and...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Stafford Lightman Source: Earthtimes

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