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Gigantism

Excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.Excessive largeness of stature.gigantism

a condition where there is over-production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland in a child before the bone growth plates close, resulting in excessive long bone growth. A defect in humans caused by an over production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland, which results in the over-elongation of bones and creating a.


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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... being eaten, it begins to compete with itself against the odds of not getting laid. This, due to numerous factors, results in either dwarfism or gigantism but ultimately also leads to general inefficiency and laziness because it becomes more about showing off our large breasts and colorful tail ...

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by andreassiege
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... - Good and bad, as well. Being taller seems to come with more cardiac problems, the heart works harder, though it more noticeable in those with gigantism. Being taller is irrelevant. Someone shorter than you can be more adaptive, and therefore you are maldaptive and inferior. Having more of ...

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by IamAnAlien
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
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Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... - Good and bad, as well. Being taller seems to come with more cardiac problems, the heart works harder, though it more noticeable in those with gigantism. Being taller is irrelevant. Someone shorter than you can be more adaptive, and therefore you are maldaptive and inferior. Having more of ...

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by ChesneMD
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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In-depth wolf anatomy?

... in wolves? (I assume they differ to those of a human.) I'd also like to find out what could naturally stimulate those hormones so as to cause gigantism in an entire species. I appreciate these are diffcult questions, and I would really appreciate any help that can be offered. Thanks, ~MonkeyFace

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by MonkeyFace
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: In-depth wolf anatomy?
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Pituitary gland

Ive been reading about gigantism and the fact a lot of rapid growth resulting in tumours etc. controlled and released growth hormones results in excessive height. Is there scientifically a treatment to do the reverse and stimulate the ...

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by Rik
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:58 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pituitary gland
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