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Acromegaly - Better Health Channel  (Click )

Acromegaly is a condition caused by excess secretion of growth hormone from a tumour of the pituitary gland. The most obvious signs of acromegaly arise from overgrowth of bones in the face, hands and feet.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Acromegaly?open


Hormonal (endocrine) system - Better Health Channel

The endocrine system is made up of glands that secrete chemicals called ‘hormones’ into the bloodstream or surrounding tissues. Together with the nervous system and the immune system, the endocrine system helps the body to cope with different events and stresses. The endocrine system include the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries and testes.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Hormonal_(endocrine)_system

Anterior Pituitary Acromegaly

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