growth hormone-producing adenoma

growth hor·mone-pro·duc·ing ad·e·no·ma

an adenoma that produces the clinical picture of gigantism or acromegaly, although one third of the cells have no granules or are a mixture of acidophils and chromophobes; some tumors may secrete both growth hormone and prolactin; often an acidophil or eosinophil adenoma.

growth hor·mone-pro·duc·ing ad·e·no·ma

(grōth hōr'mōn-prŏ-dūs'ing ad'ĕ-nō'mă)
An adenoma that produces the clinical picture of gigantism or acromegaly, although a third of the cells have no granules or are a mixture of acidophils and chromophobes; some tumors may secrete both growth hormone and prolactin; often an acidophil or eosinophil adenoma.
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Growth hormone-producing adenomas are associated with acromegaly and/or gigantism, prolactin-producing adenomas cause hyperprolactinemia and its clinical sequela, adrenocorticotropin-producing adenomas are associated with Cushing or Nelson syndromes, thyrotropin-producing tumors are associated with disturbances of thyroid function, and rare clinically detectable gonadotroph adenomas usually result in hypogonadism.
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