Gigantism

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Gigantism is a growth condition involving the pituitary gland. It is characterized by an overproduction of human growth hormone, resulting in an extremely tall height during adolescence, usually between 7 and 8 feet. It is related to the ptuitary disease acromegaly, which is similar, but doesn't increase the height. The usual cause of the HgH overproduction is a pituitary tumor.

Notable Giants

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