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What is Gigantism ?

Gigantism is said to be present in an individual, when his or her  height exceeds six feet, six inches.
Types of Gigantism
1. Hereditary: Primary or genetic.In this type the body is perfectly proportioned. They are normal mentally, physically and sexually.
2. Endocrine gigantism: The following types are seen.
a. Hyperpituitary gigantism: They are well-proportioned and have good physical and sexual development.
b. Eunuchoid gigantism: They are tall and long limbed individuals with infantile sex organs, e.g.Klinefelter's syndrome.