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Gigantism: Gigantism refers to abnormally high linear growth due to excessive action of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) while the epiphyseal growth plates are open during childhood. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Gigantism, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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The condition of abnormal overgrowth or excessive size of the whole body or any of its parts.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Condition of abnormal overgrowth or excessive size of the whole body or any of its parts.
- (Source - CRISP)
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Medical Conditions associated with Gigantism:
Symptoms related to Gigantism:
Pituitary tumor, Cerebral gigantism of childhood (Sotos), Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (MAS syn), Weaver syndrome (Marshall-Smith), Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, Simpson dysmorphia syndrome, Acromegaly (Gigantism), Gigantism (13 causes)
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