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  Dwarfism



Dwarfism

   A deficiency of growth hormone resulting in short stature.

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Hormone
A chemical substance formed in the body that is carried in the bloodstream to affect another part of the body; an example is thyroid hormone, produced by the thyroid gland in the neck, which affects growth, temperature regulation, metabolic rate, and other body functions.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Dwarf
Someone with dwarfism, which is now more correctly called short stature.

Dwarf Lemur
A family of the order PRIMATES, suborder Strepsirhini (PROSIMII), containing five genera. All inhabitants of Madagascar, the genera are: Allocebus, Cheirogaleus (dwarf lemurs), Microcebus (mouse lemurs), Mirza, and Phaner.

Dwarf Lemurs
A family of the order PRIMATES, suborder Strepsirhini (PROSIMII), containing five genera. All inhabitants of Madagascar, the genera are: Allocebus, Cheirogaleus (dwarf lemurs), Microcebus (mouse lemurs), Mirza, and Phaner.

Dwarf Mongoose
Agile, keen-sighted mammals of Asia and Africa that feed on rodents and snakes. They represent several genera in the family Viverridae.

Dwarf Mongooses
Agile, keen-sighted mammals of Asia and Africa that feed on rodents and snakes. They represent several genera in the family Viverridae.

Dwarf Sperm Whale
Large marine mammals of the order Cetacea. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in animal feed and fertilizer, and for baleen. The sperm whale produces AMBERGRIS, an intestinal secretion used in perfumery. (From Webster, 3d ed)

Dwarf Sperm Whales
Large marine mammals of the order Cetacea. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in animal feed and fertilizer, and for baleen. The sperm whale produces AMBERGRIS, an intestinal secretion used in perfumery. (From Webster, 3d ed)

Dwarf, Hypophysial
A form of dwarfism due to deficient release of SOMATOTROPIN which may result from dysfunction of the hypothalamus or anterior pituitary gland.

Dwarf, Pituitary
A form of dwarfism due to deficient release of SOMATOTROPIN which may result from dysfunction of the hypothalamus or anterior pituitary gland.

Dwarfism, achondroplastic
A genetic disorder of bone growth, achondroplasia is the most common cause of short stature with disproportionately short limbs -- dwarfism with short arms and legs. There is a typically large head with prominence of the forehead (frontal bossing), underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the midface with cheekbones that lack prominence, and a low nasal bridge with narrow nasal passages. The fingers are short and the ring and middle fingers diverge giving the hand a trident (three-pronged) appearance.

Dwarfism, Growth Hormone Deficiency
A form of dwarfism due to deficient release of SOMATOTROPIN which may result from dysfunction of the hypothalamus or anterior pituitary gland.

Dwarfism, Hyposomatotrophic
A form of dwarfism due to deficient release of SOMATOTROPIN which may result from dysfunction of the hypothalamus or anterior pituitary gland.

Dwarfism, pituitary
Dwarfism caused by a lack of growth hormone, usually due to malfunction of the pituitary gland. Children with growth hormone deficiency may grow normally for the first two to three years of life but they then fall behind their peers in height. They are normally proportioned. This is a key point. Treatment is with human growth hormone given in childhood. Also known as hypopituitary dwarfism, hypopituitarism, panhypopituitarism, and growth hormone deficiency.

Dwarfism, Pituitary
A form of dwarfism due to deficient release of SOMATOTROPIN which may result from dysfunction of the hypothalamus or anterior pituitary gland.

Dwarfism, Polydystrophic
Mucopolysaccharidosis with excessive chondroitin sulfate B in urine, characterized by dwarfism and deafness. It is caused by a deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase (arylsulfatase B).

Dwarfism, thanatophoric
A form of short-limbed (micromelic) dwarfism that usually causes death within the first few hours after birth. Thanatophoric dysplasia is due to a lethal mutation (change) in the same gene that produces achondroplasia, a familiar and far more common form of short-limbed dwarfism that is compatible with life.

Dwarfism, Thanatophoric
A severe form of neonatal dwarfism with very short limbs. All cases have died at birth or in the neonatal period.

Dwarfisms, Thanatophoric
A severe form of neonatal dwarfism with very short limbs. All cases have died at birth or in the neonatal period.



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Abnormal buildup of fluid in tissues or a body cavity.

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A channel or passage through which fluids move.

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Having to do with the duodenum.

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