megalo-, megal-, -megalia, -megaly
(Greek: large, big, very big)
"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."
The atria consist of open spaces with recessed walls. The right atrium (space) receives deoxygenated blood from the body through the vena cava and pumps it down into the right ventricle which then sends it to the lungs and the left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it down into the left ventricle which delivers it to the body.
2. Enlargement of the hands, wrists, or ankles.
They appear larger than they really are.
2. Etymology: hepato- comes from the Greek hepatikos, "of the liver" + megaly, from the Greek megas, "big, large" or "great" = "largeness of the liver".
2. Etymology: the word hepatosplenomegaly is compounded from the following Greek roots: hepato- from hepatikos, "of the liver" + spleno, from splen (the spleen) + megaly from megas, "big" or "great" = "large liver and spleen".
The spleen is an organ located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen just below the diaphragm and protected under the lower left ribs.
2. A slight, uniform increase in nuclear size in the cells of a tissue.