macrogenitosomiamedical dictionary

Excessive bodily and genital development.

Origin: macro-+ L. Genitalis, genital, + G. Soma, body

Macrogenitosomia praecox, a disorder in which gonadal maturation (puberty) and the adolescent growth spurt in bodily height occur in the first decade of life; often associated with a pineal tumour or lesions in hypothalamic areas known to regulate gonadotrophin secretion.

Synonyms: Pellizzi's syndrome.

Macrogenitosomia praecox suprarenalis, precocious somatic growth and isosexual maturation of secondary sexual characteristics, resulting from an adrenocortical tumour.

(05 Mar 2000)

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