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Dwarfism

Dwarfism

a condition which results from the insufficient production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Dwarfism is characterised by abnormally short stature with normal body proportions occurring in childhood.

symptoms include slowed growth, short stature, delayed sexual development in the adolescent, headaches, excessive urination and excessive thirst. A genetic abnormality resulting in short stature.A condition where the size of an organism is substantially lower than the species average, usually as a result of low growth hormone production.


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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... the odds of being eaten, it begins to compete with itself against the odds of not getting laid. This, due to numerous factors, results in either dwarfism or gigantism but ultimately also leads to general inefficiency and laziness because it becomes more about showing off our large breasts and ...

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by andreassiege
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:32 pm
 
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Why do healthy people have children with genetic illnesses?

Dwarfism can and most often does occur in families where both parents are of average height. In fact, 4 out of 5 of children with achondroplasia are born to average-size parents.

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by kehussy
Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:17 am
 
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Topic: Why do healthy people have children with genetic illnesses?
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Why do healthy people have children with genetic illnesses?

http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/growth/dwarfism.html (page 2)

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by JackBean
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:57 am
 
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Why do healthy people have children with genetic illnesses?

Dwarfism can be caused by about 200 distinct medical conditions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarfism

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by JackBean
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:53 am
 
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Why do healthy people have children with genetic illnesses?

Hello, I am wondering why healthy people give birth to people with a dwarfism disorder?

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by Vulcano
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:19 am
 
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