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growth hormone–producing adenoma


Definition: an adenoma that produces the clinical picture of gigantism or acromegaly, although one third of the cells have no granules or are a mixture of acidophils and chromophobes; some tumors may secrete both growth hormone and prolactin; often an acidophil or eosinophil adenoma.

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