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Feline Acromegaly: What is it?

by Lori Hehn - Oct 23, 2013 12:05:00 PM

You may have heard of acromegaly, but do you know what it is?

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Acromegaly is a disease caused by a tumor (usually a functional adenoma) in the pituitary gland. It causes an excessive amount of growth hormone (GH) release which is produced in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Because of the tumor, the pituitary cannot respond to negative feedback and continues to overproduce the GH.

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