cerebral gigantism


cerebral gigantism

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  • cerebral gigantism — gigantism in the absence of increased levels of growth hormone, attributed to a cerebral defect; infants are large, and accelerated growth continues for the first four or five years, the rate being normal thereafter. The hands and feet are large …   Medical dictionary

  • Gigantism — refers to excessive growth both in height and specific body parts. Gigantism with extreme growth in height may be associated with disorders of the pituitary gland, which secretes human growth hormone (somatotrophin) during childhood before the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cerebral salt-wasting syndrome — Classification and external resources DiseasesDB 32234 eMedicine ped/354 Cerebral salt wasting syndrome ( …   Wikipedia

  • Sotos syndrome — cerebral gigantism a rare inherited disorder resulting in excessive physical growth during the first 2–3 years of life. It presents in childhood with a characteristic facial appearance, a disproportionately large head, large hands and feet,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of diseases (C) — A list of diseases in the English wikipedia.C* C syndrome * C1 esterase deficiency (angioedema)CaCac Cal* Cacchi Ricci disease * CACH syndrome * Cafe au lait spots syndrome * Caffey disease * CAHMR syndrome * Calcinosis cutis (see also CREST… …   Wikipedia

  • Sotos syndrome — of cerebral gigantism cerebral gigantism …   Medical dictionary

  • List of neurological disorders — This is a list of major and frequently observed neurological disorders (e.g., Alzheimer s disease), symptoms (e.g., back pain), signs (e.g., aphasia) and syndromes (e.g., Aicardi syndrome). Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P …   Wikipedia

  • Sotos syndrome — So·tos syndrome (soґtōs) [Juan Fernandez Sotos, American pediatrician, born 1927] cerebral gigantism; see under gigantism …   Medical dictionary

  • Macrocephaly — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = An MRI of a patient with benign familial macrocephaly (male with head circumference > 60cm) DiseasesDB = 22519 ICD10 = ICD10|Q|75|3|q|65 ICD9 = ICD9|756.0 ICDO = OMIM = 248000 MedlinePlus = 003305… …   Wikipedia


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