acromegaly


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Synonyms for acromegaly

enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face

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Acromegaly is a chronic disease, caused by a pituitary adenoma; lead to excessive secretion of the growth hormone (GH).High level of GH causes hepatic secretion of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which in turn causes changes in the appearance of patient, metabolic disorders and many skeletal deformities [1].
The reason is that LEPR GG genotype carriers may have more risk than other genotypes in the development of subclinical atherosclerosis in acromegaly.
We describe a case of acromegaly with a long history disease (33 years) that exhibits an attention deficit and an impaired executive function that might be the consequences of long term exposure to high levels of GH and IGF1 on prefrontal and temporal cortex.
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Acromegaly, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a complication of acromegaly with its bony and soft-tissue hypertrophy.
Impairment of the pulmonary parenchyma in acromegaly was reported in a previous study (7).
Acromegaly with moderate hyperprolactinemia caused by an intrasellar macroadenoma.
In the early period, arthralgia is seen in 70% of acromegaly patients, commonly involving the hip, knee, ankle and wrist joints.
Association of these two hormones is found with a rate of 30-40% in cases of acromegaly, whereas it increases up to 80-85% in cases of MAS (3).
Acromegaly was ruled out with the finding of normal GH and IGF-1 levels in this patient.
His height and distinctive features were the result of acromegaly, a hormonal condition.
The actor, whose distinctive height and features were caused by a hormonal condition known as acromegaly, leaves a widow, Diane, four children and nine grandchildren.
His massive height was attributed to a hormonal condition called acromegaly.