food science and gastroinstestinal physiology - 00175

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Credit: © Mediscan/Visuals Unlimited 206401 Acromegaly, also called acromegalia, is a long-term problem in which bones of the face, jaw, arms, and legs get larger. It occurs in middle-aged patients and is caused by too much growth hormone. It is treated by x-rays to shrink the
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Unformatted text preview: pituitary, or part of the pituitary gland is removed. The most common cause is a somatotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma. Supplied with Sherwood, Lauralee. Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems . 6 th ed. Belmont CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2007....
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