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Acromegaly FAQs (cont.)

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acromegaly, gigantism, endocrine system, pituitary gland, abnormal growth, acromegaly frequently asked questions, acromegaly faqs

Authors and Editors

Author: Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc.

Coauthor(s): Hasnain M Khandwala, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Editors: Arthur B Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS, Affiliate Research Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, School of Computational Sciences; Principal, C/A Informatics, LLC; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; George T Griffing, MD, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis University.

Last Editorial Review: 12/30/2005

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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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