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Introduction: Gigantism

Description of Gigantism

Gigantism (medical condition): Gigantism is the name to a particular growth defect that occurs during childhood, from over-exposure to growth ...more

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Gigantism: excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.
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Gigantism: The condition of abnormal overgrowth or excessive size of the whole body or any of its parts.
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Gigantism: condition of abnormal overgrowth or excessive size of the whole body or any of its parts.
Source: CRISP

Gigantism: The condition of accelerated and excessive GROWTH in children or adolescents who are exposed to excess HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE before the closure of EPIPHYSES. It is usually caused by somatotroph hyperplasia or a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. These patients are of abnormally tall stature, more than 3 standard deviations above normal mean height for age.
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Gigantism as a Disease

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Gigantism: Related Diseases

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Gigantism as a Symptom

Gigantism (symptom): Gigantism refers to abnormally high linear growth due to excessive...more »

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Gigantism: Related Disease Topics

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Hierarchical classifications of Gigantism

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