A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excessive human growth hormone in adults. It is characterized by bony enlargement of the face; lower jaw (prognathism); hands; FEET; head; and thorax. The most common etiology is a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma. (From Joynt, Clinical neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp79-80)

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