from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as acromegaly.

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  • noun pathology An alternative name for the disease acromegaly.

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  • noun 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)


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New Latin acromegalia, from Ancient Greek ἄκρον (akron, "tip, extremity") and μέγας (megas, "large").


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  • As early as in the 1880's the great French research worker, Pierre Marie, had found that the excretion of sugar in the urine was a regular symptom in acromegalia, which is due to a disturbance in the function of the hypophysis, and therefore a connection between the function of the hypophysis and the metabolism of sugar might be suspected.

    Physiology or Medicine 1947 - Presentation Speech 1964

  • Deviation with pathology the very tall acromegalia

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry Michael Alan Taylor 1993


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