"Dwarfism, Pituitary" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A form of dwarfism caused by complete or partial GROWTH HORMONE deficiency, resulting from either the lack of GROWTH HORMONE-RELEASING FACTOR from the HYPOTHALAMUS or from the mutations in the growth hormone gene (GH1) in the PITUITARY GLAND. It is also known as Type I pituitary dwarfism. Human hypophysial dwarf is caused by a deficiency of HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE during development.
- Dwarfism, Pituitary
- Pituitary Dwarfism
- Nanism, Pituitary
- Pituitary Nanism
- Hyposomatotrophic Dwarfism
- Dwarfism, Growth Hormone Deficiency
- Growth Hormone Deficiency Dwarfism
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