pituitary dwarfism

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In humans, a form of ateliosis inherited as an autosomal recessive. There are two types: (1) primordial dwarfism, in which only growth hormone is deficient, and (2) panhypopituitarism, in which all hormones of the anterior pitiutary are deficient. See ateliosis, hereditary growth hormone deficiencies, human growth hormone, Laron dwarfism, midget.

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