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What is the condition that is caused by increased secretion of growth hormone during childhood in which a person reaches an abnormal stature?

1 Answer
Dec 4, 2017


Gigantism. Condition is generally caused by a tumour in pituitary gland; affected individuals grow 7 to 9 feet tall.


It's a condition caused by over-production of growth hormone i.e Somatotrophin #(STH)# from anterior pituiatry during early stages of life(during childhood).

It causes abnormal increase in height and sometimes abnormal growth of different parts of body i.e hands, feet, jaws etc...

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Hope it helps...