oa South African Medical Journal - Growth and growth hormone in protein calorie malnutrition
|Article Title||Growth and growth hormone in protein calorie malnutrition|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Dec 1972|
|Pages||2102 - 2105|
|Keyword(s)||Anterior pituitary, Endocrinology, Growth, Growth hormone, Growth retardation and Protein calorie malnutrition|
'Pseudo-hypophysectomy' does not occur in African protein calorie malnutrition (PCM) and a deficiency of pituitary immunoreactive human growth hormone (HGH) cannot be held responsible for the characteristic growth retardation, in spite of suggestive data based on pituitary histology and growth hormone bio-assay.
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