Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 34 - Self-Quiz - Page 601: 5


d. growth hormone

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Growth hormone that continues to be produced during adulthood or begins in adulthood results in a condition called acromegaly, which causes the face, hands, and feet to be larger than normal because of abnormal deposits of bone and cartilage. The skin also becomes thickened. Internal organs such as the heart may also be larger than usual.
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