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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Primordial dwarfs have small bodies at all stages of their lives, including at birth.
For Alex is the only primordial dwarf in the UK and will grow into a perfectly proportioned mini man.
Finalists in this year's Miss Liverpool competition will be trying out the equipment at the official opening tomorrow, when they will meet primordial dwarf Alex Connerty and raise money for the Walking With Giants charity.
The 38-year-old raised more thanpounds 5,000 for Walking With Giants, the foundation for Alex Connerty, Merseyside's only Primordial dwarf.
She will be riding to raise money for Walking With Giants, a charity formed by the parents of Alex Connerty, Merseyside's only primordial dwarf.
The charity was set up by Maghull couple Sue and John Connerty after their son, Alex, now three, was diagnosed as the first primordial dwarf in the UK.
At the first heat in Bootle on Saturday, the girls got to meet Alex, two, who is Merseyside's only primordial dwarf.
The couple set up the charity, which supports primordial dwarfs and their families and raises awareness of the rare condition after their son, now seven, was diagnosed.