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Acromegaly FAQs (cont.)

What is the pituitary gland?

The pituitary is a tiny gland that resides deep within the skull under the main part of the brain. It produces several different hormones, including growth hormone.

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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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