Pituitary gland

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Rik
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Pituitary gland

Post by Rik » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:58 pm

Ive been reading about gigantism and the fact a lot of rapid growth resulting in tumours etc. controlled and released growth hormones results in excessive height. Is there scientifically a treatment to do the reverse and stimulate the gland to release more growth hormones in shorter people?

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Post by mith » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:45 pm

usually you just give them hgh
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Re: Pituitary gland

Post by Darby » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:02 pm

When HGH became available through recombinant bacterial production (the supply before that was very limited), the FDA approved a controversial study to give it to short children who were not deficient. They did not get any taller than controls.

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