acromegalic gigantism

acromegalic gigantism
gigantismo acromegálico.

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  • acromegalic gigantism — pituitary gigantism in which the body also has the changes in the short and flat bones and in the distal parts that are characteristic of acromegaly …   Medical dictionary

  • Gigantism — refers to excessive growth both in height and specific body parts. Gigantism with extreme growth in height may be associated with disorders of the pituitary gland, which secretes human growth hormone (somatotrophin) during childhood before the… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of humans with gigantism — This is a list of notable people who have or had a form of gigantism.Note: This is not a list of tall people. There are several instances of men well over 7 feet (213 centimetres) tall who did not have any form of gigantism. For example Angus… …   Wikipedia

  • John F. Carroll — (1932 1969) is one of twelve individuals recorded in medical history to have stood eight feet or more. Carroll suffered from severe, 2 dimensional spinal curvature (Kyphoscoliosis) and acromegalic gigantism. He had a standing height of 244… …   Wikipedia

  • Don Koehler — Donald A. Koehler (September 1, 1925 – February 26, 1981) is one of thirteen individuals in medical history to reach a verified height of eight feet (244 cm) or more. He was generally recognized as the tallest man in the world from at least 1969… …   Wikipedia

  • Meganthropus — Temporal range: Pleistocene Pithecanthropus robustus, Sangiran Museum, Sragen, Indonesia Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Leonid Stadnyk — Infobox Person name = Leonid Stadnyk uk. Леонід Стадник birth date = 1971 (age 36–37) birth place = Podolyantsi, Chudnivsky Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR known for = Tallest living human being height = height|m …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Earle — Jacob Rheuben Ehrlich (3 July 1906 in Denver, Colorado 18 July 1952 in El Paso Texas [ [ Tallest Ever Movie Giants] ] ) was an American silent film actor and sideshow performer.Due to acromegalic gigantism …   Wikipedia

  • acromegaly — acromegalic /ak roh meuh gal ik/, adj. /ak reuh meg euh lee/, n. Pathol. a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, the soft parts of the feet and hands, and sometimes other structures, due to excessive secretion of… …   Universalium

  • Acromegaly — Condition due to the production of too much growth hormone by the pituitary gland after the end of adolescence. When there is secretion of too much growth hormone before the end of adolescence, gigantism results. People with pituitary gigantism… …   Medical dictionary

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia — Classification and external resources Micrograph of a medullary thyroid carcinoma, as may be seen in MEN 2A and MEN 2B. H E stain …   Wikipedia