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Acromicria vs. Acromegaly

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Acromicrianoun

(pathology) hypoplasia of the limbs, and often digits, nose, and jaw

Acromegalynoun

(disease) A chronic disease marked by enlargement of the bones of the extremities, face, and jaw that is caused by over-activity of the pituitary gland.

Acromicrianoun

abnormally small extremities (underdeveloped fingers and toes)

Acromegalynoun

Chronic enlargement of the extremities and face.

Acromegalynoun

enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a disorder that results from excess growth hormone (GH) after the growth plates have closed. The initial symptom is typically enlargement of the hands and feet.

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