QOD 14: Acromegaly and Pituitary Gland Tumor (Endocrine/Metabolic/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

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Answer:

B.   benign tumors on the pituitary that cause excess secretion of growth hormone.

Rationale: 

A patient with acromegaly produces too much growth hormone as a result of small tumors that develop on the pituitary gland. The condition causes excess growth of tissue, resulting in enlarged hands, feet, and facial structures.

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