infant Hercules

in·'fant Her·cu·les

term applied to young children with precocious sexual and muscular development due to a virilizing adrenocortical disorder.
A number of conditions have called infant Hercules syndrome
(1) Kocher-Debré-Semélaigne syndrome A clinical form of infant-onset hypothyroidism characterised by generalized enlargement of muscles that are weak with slowed reaction time, myxoedema, and cretinism
(2) Adrenogenital syndrome due to functional hyperplasia, adenomas or carcinomas of the adrenal cortex
(3) A case caused by mutation in the myostatin gene which resulted in both muscular hypertrophy and increased strength
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Ron a chilly This year's dip is in memory of Ron's late brother-in-law Martyn Donnelly, a dedicated family man, keen cyclist, fisherman and member of the Infant Hercules choir who, aged 55, lost a battle with stomach cancer and lymphangitis in his lungs.
Although in the Torre cycle Rubens derived from Titian an overall emphasis on the human failings of the gods, he put a positive interpretative spin on the myths associated with the Spanish Habsburgs, such as the nurturing of the infant Hercules by Juno (98, 99).
There was a time when Middlesbrough was described by Gladstone as an infant Hercules, and the industrialists who made it that way were indivisible from the community leadership.
For any kid who looks a bit like an infant Hercules, this will be one of the genes to look at now," says Tejvir S.
So what is it like bringing up an infant Hercules who's so strong and active that he won't give you a moment's peace?
We go back to 1876, the Infant Hercules, fathomed out of the foundries of Teesside, mined out of the Eston Hills, we're roaring all the way to Eindhoven and the UEFA Cup Final.
In the past, he would have been given the medical term Infant Hercules.
It's the second time The Infant Hercules has been awarded both accolades since it opened in 2015.
The album showcases the wonderful vocal harmonies that are Cattle & Cane's calling card and the final track Tonight We Dance (Cleveland Hills) is set to be another fans' favourite in the mould of Infant Hercules.
The fundraiser featured performances by Tees-based male voice choir Infant Hercules, 15-year-old Guisborough soprano Charlotte Potter and local band Storm.
TEETOTAL I may be, but congratulations nonetheless to the owners of Middlesbrough micropub The Infant Hercules (Gazette, 16.

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