a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, the soft parts of the feet and hands, and sometimes other structures, due to excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Historical Examples acromegaly is characterised by abnormal growth, chiefly in the bones of the head, face, and extremities. Degeneracy Eugene […]
acromelalgia acromelalgia ac·ro·me·lal·gi·a (āk’rō-mə-lāl’jē-ə, -jə) n. A form of erythromelalgia characterized by redness, pain, and swelling of the fingers and toes, headache, and vomiting.
acromelia acromelia ac·ro·me·li·a (āk’rō-mē’lē-ə, -mēl’yə) n. A form of dwarfism in which shortening is most evident in the most distal segment of the limbs.
acromelic acromelic ac·ro·mel·ic (āk’rō-měl’ĭk) adj. Of or affecting the terminal part of a limb.