ectopic hormone production

ectopic hormone production

(ek-top'ik)
The secretion of hormones by nonendocrine tissue. Ectopically produced hormones may arise from both benign and malignant tissues.
Synonym: ectopic hormone secretion
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The first case report regarding ectopic hormone production by tumors appeared in a 1928 Lancet article eloquently titled "A case of pluriglandular syndrome: diabetes of bearded women" (1).