growth hormone–secreting adenoma
a pituitary adenoma made up of somatotroph-like cells that secrete excessive amounts of growth hormone; it may cause gigantism in children or acromegaly in adults. Called also somatotrope a., somatotroph a., and eosinophilic a.

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