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  • adj. Of or pertaining to acromegaly.
  • n. A person affected by acromegaly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of or relating to acromegaly.
  • n. A victim of the complaint known as acromegaly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked or affected by enlargement or hypertrophy of the extremities or the face


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  • Both men owe their extreme height to a condition called acromegalic gigantism.


  • The point is not whether Rondo Hatton and Fred Lightner really were exposed to mustard gas, or if they -- like many others -- became acromegalic through some other internal process.

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  • The Globe article comes with an amazing college picture of Kerry, which makes him look like the 1933 heavyweight champ Primo Carnera, a simple-minded acromegalic giant with a pituitary gland problem.

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  • For some, thoughts of baseball acromegalic Randy Johnson will quickly shrivel even the most turgid erection.

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  • As nearly as could be judged in that tangled hair and beard, the giant's features were acromegalic, eyes roofed with bony ridges, nose and jaw jutting coarsely forth, heavy lips and grisly huge teeth.

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  • Patients: Thirty-six acromegalic patients with active disease, resistant to somatostatin analogs, participated.

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  • Context: Pegvisomant (PEG) therapy has been associated with drug-induced liver dysfunction in acromegalic patients.

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  • Hypo/Hyperglycemia Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia occurred in 3% and 16% of acromegalic patients, respectively, but only in about 1. 5% of other patients.

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  • In the phase IIa study, the exposure to BIM 23A760 in acromegalic patients, exhibited a 66-74% mean maximum reduction in growth hormone (GH) levels.

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  • I see they made the Hulk look like a slightly acromegalic GQ model - I swear I saw a tube of hair gel in his back pocket.


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