cerebral gigantism

n.

A syndrome of unknown cause characterized by large size at birth and an accelerated growth rate in infancy and early childhood without a like increase in serum growth hormone levels, acromegalic features, moderate mental retardation, and impaired coordination.

Nearby words

  1. cerebral death,
  2. cerebral decompression,
  3. cerebral dominance,
  4. cerebral dysplasia,
  5. cerebral edema,
  6. cerebral haemorrhage,
  7. cerebral hemisphere,
  8. cerebral hemorrhage,
  9. cerebral hernia,
  10. cerebral lipidosis


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