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Dwarfism

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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.