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Hyperpituitarism

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Hyperpituitarism

a condition that results from the excess production of growth hormone in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Acromegaly is characterised by enlarged facial features, enlarged jaw, enlarged frontal bone of skull, widely spaced teeth and enlargement of the bones of the extremities, Other features include enlargement of the lips and nose, thickening of the soft tissues of the face, somnolence, moodiness and decreased libido.