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Acromegaly (cont.)

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atherosclerosis, colon cancer, colonic polyposis, colonic polyps, diabetes mellitus, endocrine disorders, gigantism, goiter, growth hormone, GH, growth hormone-releasing hormone, GHRH, heart disease, insulin-like growth factor 1, IGF-1, pituitary adenoma, pituitary tumor, somatostatin, acromegaly

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Increased and unregulated growth hormone (GH) production, usually caused by a GH-secreting pituitary tumor (somatotroph tumor), characterizes acromegaly.

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