Disorders of Growth and Short Stature: Medical Overview

  • Patricia A. Rieser
  • Louis E. Underwood


Linear growth, which reflects a child’s general health and well-being, is influenced by a host of organic and psychological factors. Assessment of growth at regular intervals, therefore, is one of the best methods available for detecting disease. The purposes of this chapter are to describe the process of normal growth, to outline the elements of a growth evaluation, and to provide an overview of some of the causes of growth retardation.


Short Stature Growth Hormone Secretion Turner Syndrome Growth Hormone Response Growth Hormone Release Hormone 
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  • Patricia A. Rieser
  • Louis E. Underwood

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