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Gigantism


Excessive growth both in height and specific body parts. Gigantism with extreme height may be associated with disorders of pituitary gland, which may oversecrete human growth hormone (somatotrophin) d [..]
Source: medicinenet.com

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Extremely tall stature due to the delayed onset of puberty that permits the continued growth of the long bones before their growing ends (epiphyses) fuse and growth stops.
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Extreme growth of specific body parts, such as one arm, the tongue, or a combination of parts, as seen in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome or acromegaly. Focal gigantism may occur before or after the bones [..]
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Excessive growth and height due to chronic overactivity of the pituitary gland (at the base of the brain). (Growth hormone is specifically made by the anterior pituitary gland.) In pituitary gigantism [..]
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A condition in which the whole body or any of its parts grow much larger than normal.
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A medical condition in which part or all of the body tends to overgrow
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A condition in children resulting from excess growth hormone characterized by an abnormal growth of the long bones and increased size of feet and hands
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medical condition causing abnormal increased size, 1854, from Latin gigant- "giant" (see gigantic) + -ism.
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unusually great development in size.
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This term applies to an abnormally large body size due to excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland: the term is sometimes applied to individuals more than 205 cm (81 in) in height. [..]
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Confusing Visual cues in a stereoscopic scene that can make an object appear to be the 'wrong' size i.e. the impression of strangely enlarged size of objects. This is due to the choice of in [..]
Source: indiedcp.com

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(n) excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland(n) excessive largeness of stature
Source: beedictionary.com

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Condition characterised by excessive growth and height significantly above average. Now known to be caused by excess production of growth hormone (Modern)
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Confusing Visual cues in a stereoscopic scene that can make an object appear to be the ‘wrong’ size i.e. the impression of strangely enlarged size of objects. This is due to the choice of interocu [..]
Source: visionaryforces.com

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Congenital or postnatal overgrowth Syndrome most often in height and occipitofrontal circumference with variable delayed motor and cognitive development. Other associated features include advanced bon [..]
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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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 Hyperpl [..]
Source: online-medical-dictionary.org

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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 hyperpl [..]
Source: medicaldictionaryweb.com

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A condition in which the whole body or any of its parts grow much larger than normal.
Source: dana-farber.org

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Phenomenon describing increased growth (or large body size) of certain members of a population. Sometimes parasitized hosts show gigantism compared with nonparasitized conspecifics. In this case, giga [..]
Source: evolution.unibas.ch

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