What Is Hypopituitarism (Dwarfism)? – Child Growth and …

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Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder involving underproduction of hormones by the pituitary gland. The pituitary, deep in the brain, is the most important gland in the bodys endocrine, or hormonal, system.

One of the six hormones produced by the anterior portion of the pituitary is human growth hormone (HGH). In children, HGH deficiency may lead to impaired growth, or dwarfism. Early diagnosis and administration of HGH can correct this hormonal deficiency and result in normal or near-normal height.

Deficiencies in other pituitary hormones produce a wide variety of symptoms; in panhypopituitarism, deficiencies occur in all pituitary hormones. Because pituitary hormones stimulate hormone production in other glands, hypopituitarism may have a snowball effect, resulting in deficiencies of adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones


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Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Editor

Prepared by the Editors of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

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Published: 16 Nov 2011

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