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Gigantism MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Gigantism
Tree Number(s)
C05.116.099.492
C05.116.132.479
C19.700.355.528
Unique ID
D005877
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005877
Scope Note
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 hyperplasia or a GROWTH HORMONE-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA. These patients are of abnormally tall stature, more than 3 standard deviations above normal mean height for age.
Entry Term(s)
Pituitary Gigantism
NLM Classification #
WK 550
See Also
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
Sotos Syndrome
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Gigantism Preferred
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