pituitary dwarfism


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pituitary dwarfism

Undersecretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland in childhood, resulting in smaller-than-average stature.
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Pituitary dwarfism is a disease resulting when the body fails to use the pituitary growth hormone GH.
Past medical history was positive for pituitary dwarfism and epilepsy.
Some of the diseases and disorders covered in this compendium include: Hypo-hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, hypo-hyperadrenocorticism, Hyper-hypocalcaemia, Pituitary dwarfism and many more.
Posterior pituitary ectopia: an MR feature of pituitary dwarfism. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1988;9: 453-60.
He stopped growing at the age of four and was diagnosed with pituitary dwarfism.