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Cerebral gigantism

cerebral gigantism n.
A syndrome of unknown cause characterized by large size at birth and an accelerated growth rate in infancy and early childhood without a like increase in serum growth hormone levels, acromegalic features, moderate mental retardation, and impaired coordination.


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