primordial dwarf


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primordial dwarf

a person of extremely short stature who is otherwise perfectly formed, with the usual proportions of body parts and normal mental and sexual development. The condition may be genetically related, involving some defect in the ability to use growth hormone, or it may occur sporadically within a particular population. Also called hypoplastic dwarf, normal dwarf, physiological dwarf, pure dwarf, true dwarf. See also pituitary dwarf, pygmy.

primordial dwarf

A dwarf who has a selective deficiency of growth hormone but otherwise normal endocrine function.
See also: dwarf
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They knew Stephanie was a primordial dwarf but the condition comes in various forms, with different degrees of life expectancy.
an insight into the lives of five American primordial dwarf children, examining how they cope with their condition and the aspirations they have despite facing a reduced life span.
When she went into labour four weeks early - something that often happens with primordial dwarf babies - doctors at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax, W Yorks, thought she might have her dates wrong.
In August,Margaret was invited to theWalkingWith Giants Foundation annual convention organised bythe parents of young primordial dwarf Alex Connerty, from Liverpool.
The three-year-old primordial dwarf, of Maghull, is taking part in the Walking With Giants Foundation convention, organised by his parents John and Sue.
Profiling 20-year-old primordial dwarf Aditya Dev (above) who, despite standing at just 2ft 9in, has risen to fame as a bodybuilder and dancer.
In his first year little Alex - who, at 29ins high is Britain's only primordial dwarf - had suffered terribly with seven collapsed lungs, a cardiac arrest and a series of on-going epileptic fits.
A 23-MONTH-OLD boy is the only primordial dwarf in the UK and is destined to spend his adult life standing less than 3ft tall.
The charity was inspired by Alex Connerty, Merseyside's only primordial dwarf.