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acromegaly (s) (noun), acromegalies (pl)
A chronic disease of adults caused by over secretion of the pituitary gland hormones and which is characterized by enlargement of many parts of the bones of the extremities; such as, the face, the nose, the ears, the jaws, the fingers, and the toes: "The beginning of acromegaly is gradual and so neither the patient nor his or her associates don't notice it.

"Early developments of acromegaly include muscular pains, headaches, and abnormal sweating; then, the teeth become separated, and the hands and feet gradually become bigger."

"As acromegaly progresses, muscular weakness becomes a serious problem, and visual problems may progress into blindness."

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acromegaly
A medical term for gigantism.

The result of abnormal growth patterns involving height, weight, skin, and at times, the head. Acromegaly is a result of pituitary gland abnormalities.

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