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Dwarfism, Pituitary MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Tree Number(s)
C05.116.099.343.445
C05.116.132.358
C10.228.140.617.738.300.300
C19.297.312
C19.700.482.311
Unique ID
D004393
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004393
Scope Note
A form of dwarfism caused by complete or partial GROWTH HORMONE deficiency, resulting from either the lack of GROWTH HORMONE-RELEASING FACTOR from the HYPOTHALAMUS or from the mutations in the growth hormone gene (GH1) in the PITUITARY GLAND. It is also known as Type I pituitary dwarfism. Human hypophysial dwarf is caused by a deficiency of HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE during development.
Entry Term(s)
Dwarfism, Growth Hormone Deficiency
Growth Hormone Deficiency Dwarfism
Hypophysial Dwarf
Hyposomatotrophic Dwarfism
Isolated GH Deficiency
Isolated Growth Hormone Deficiency
Isolated HGH Deficiency
Isolated Human Growth Hormone Deficiency
Isolated Somatotropin Deficiency
Isolated Somatotropin Deficiency Disorder
Nanism, Pituitary
Pituitary Dwarf
NLM Classification #
WK 550
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Dwarfism, Pituitary Preferred
Hypophysial Dwarf Related
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