oa South African Medical Journal - Growth and growth hormone in protein calorie malnutrition

Volume 46, Issue 52
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



'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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