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Acromegaly MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


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Acromegaly
Tree Number(s)
C05.116.132.082
C10.228.140.617.738.250.100
C19.700.355.179
Unique ID
D000172
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000172
Annotation
coordinate with GROWTH HORMONE in animals or HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE in humans if pertinent
Scope Note
A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excessive HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE in adults. It is characterized by bony enlargement of the FACE; lower jaw (PROGNATHISM); hands; FEET; HEAD; and THORAX. The most common etiology is a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp79-80)
Entry Term(s)
Inappropriate GH Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
Inappropriate Growth Hormone Secretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
Somatotropin Hypersecretion Syndrome (Acromegaly)
NLM Classification #
WK 550
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Acromegaly Preferred
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