auxology


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auxology

A near-extinct term that dignifies the study of growth, especially of microorganisms.

auxology

(og″zol′ŏ-jē″, ok″sol′) [Gr. auxanein, auxein, to grow + -logy]
The study of growth (the increase in height, weight, and head circumference, in childhood and adolescence).
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A GH provocation test is recommended unless the child has normal auxology or a basal IGF-I level above the mean for age.
On the main page (Auxology), standard deviation (SD) scores and percentile values can be calculated for weight, height, body mass index, and head circumference of children using one of the three reference data: Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Neyzi et al, and the WHO (weight data are present only for children < 10 years of age) (3,4,5,6).
(Of child development in an auxology perspective) Kultura Fizyczna 2004; 1-2:13-23
Human Growth in Sickness and in Health: Plenary Lectures from the 10th International Congress of Auxology. Frienze: Edizioni Centro Studi Auxologici, 2006.
Seddone (head-nurses) and the nursing staff of the Division of Metabolic Diseases and of the Division of Auxology at the Italian Institute for Auxology (Verbania, Italy) for their professional collaboration in recruitment and blood sampling.