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Growth Hormone Overproduction Underlying Cause

Growth hormone stimulates growth in children, and muscle enlargement in adults. The excess production of growth hormone in adulthood results in acromegaly. Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, which is in the brain.

Causes of acromegaly include:

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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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