"Acromegaly" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excessive HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE in adults. It is characterized by bony enlargement of the FACE; lower jaw (PROGNATHISM); hands; FEET; HEAD; and THORAX. The most common etiology is a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp79-80)
- Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
- Hypersecretion Syndrome, Somatotropin (Acromegaly)
- Hypersecretion Syndromes, Somatotropin (Acromegaly)
- Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndromes (Acromegaly)
- Syndrome, Somatotropin Hypersecretion (Acromegaly)
- Syndromes, Somatotropin Hypersecretion (Acromegaly)
- Inappropriate GH Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
- Inappropriate Growth Hormone Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
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