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Related to pituitary dwarf: acromelic
an abnormally undersized person; see also dwarfism. adj., adj dwar´�fish.
hypophysial dwarf pituitary dwarf.
infantile dwarf a dwarf with infantilism.
normal dwarf an individual who is undersized but perfectly formed.
renal dwarf a person with renal dwarfism.
dwarfism as result of failure of growth hormone production because of hypothalamic or pituitary abnormality.
Synonym(s): pituitary dwarf
Etymology: L, pituita, phlegm; AS, dweorge
a dwarf whose retarded development is caused by a deficiency of growth hormone resulting from hypofunction of the anterior lobe of the pituitary. In most cases the cause is unknown and the defect is limited to a lack of somatotropin, although in some instances gonadotropins, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and thyroid stimulating hormone also may be deficient. The body is properly proportioned, with no facial or skeletal deformities, and mental and sexual development is normal. The condition is usually diagnosed in childhood by radiographic examination of the bones and radioimmunoassay of levels of plasma growth hormone. Also called hypophyseal dwarf, Lévi-Lorain dwarf, Paltauf's dwarf.
A person of abnormally short stature and esp. of abnormal proportions. See: achondroplasia; cretinism See: micromelusdwarfism (dwarf'izm)
achondroplastic dwarfSee: achondroplasia
A dwarf who has deficient sexual development or has not developed to sexual maturity.
A dwarf whose condition resulted from hypofunction of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis. Synonym: pituitary dwarf
A dwarf whose short stature results from insufficient production of growth hormone.
A dwarf with marked physical, mental, and sexual underdevelopment.
A dwarf whose short stature results from an insensitivity or resistance to growth hormone.
A woman who is undersized due to absence or underdevelopment of the ovaries.
A dwarf with abnormally short diaphyses of either pair of extremities or of all four.
A person normally developed except for unusually short stature.
pituitary dwarfHypophyseal dwarf.
A dwarf who has a selective deficiency of growth hormone but otherwise normal endocrine function.
A dwarf whose condition is due to rickets.
A dwarf whose condition is due to renal osteodystrophy.