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growth

 [grōth]
1. the progressive development of a living thing, especially the process by which the body reaches its point of complete physical development.
2. an abnormal formation of tissue, such as a tumor.
Human Growth. Human growth from infancy to maturity involves great changes in body size and appearance, including the development of the sexual characteristics. The growth process is not a steady one: at some times growth occurs rapidly, at others slowly. Individual patterns of growth vary widely because of differences in heredity and environment. Children tend to have physiques similar to those of their parents or of earlier forebears; however, environment may modify this tendency. Living conditions, including nutrition and hygiene, have considerable influence on growth.
Glands and Growth. The regulators of growth are the endocrine glands, which are themselves subject to hereditary influence. The pituitary gland secretes growth hormone, which controls general body growth, particularly the growth of the skeleton, and also influences metabolism.

In addition to influencing growth directly, the pituitary gland has a central role in regulating the other endocrine glands. These other glands in turn control many body functions, and they secrete the various hormones that directly regulate metabolism.
Variations in Growth Rates. The growth of different individuals varies a great deal. It should be remembered that the rate of growth we call “normal” is really only an average rate. There is a wide range of growth rates, almost all of them quite normal. Of the children of a given sex and age, only about two thirds will have physical measurements that fall close to the average.

Growth in height occurs as a result of maturation of the skeleton. When the long bones have reached maturity at about age 18, linear growth stops. In general, the birth weight of the average baby doubles in 5 to 6 months and triples by the end of the first year. At the end of the second year of life birth weight quadruples and then there is a steady increase of 2 to 2.75 kg (4.4 to 6 lb.) each year until the child reaches puberty, at which time there is a period of rapid growth in weight and height.
delayed growth and development a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as deviation from age group norms.
risk for disproportionate growth a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for growth above the 97th percentile or below the 3rd percentile for age, crossing two percentile channels.

growth

(grōth),
The increase in size of a living being or any of its parts occurring in the process of development.

growth

(grōth)
n.
1.
a. The process of growing.
b. Full development; maturity.
2. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
3. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion: population growth.
4. An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on a living organism.

growth

(grōth)
The increase in size of a living being or any of its parts occurring in the process of development; as measured in increments of weight, volume, or linear dimensions.
Compare: bioregulator

growth

the process of increase in size which has three distinct components,
  1. cell division,
  2. assimilation,
  3. cell expansion. The basis of growth is CELL DIVISION but in order to increase in size, cells must be able to synthesize new structures that are manufactured from raw materials derived from their immediate environment. This is assimilation and it results in increase in cell size. Growth during development can be continuous but allometric (see ALLOMETRIC GROWTH), as in humans, or can be discontinuous, as in insects where growth occurs at each ECDYSIS.

growth

(grōth)
Increase in size of a living being or any of its parts occurring in process of development.

Patient discussion about growth

Q. does the growth hormone have side effects and what are they?

A. Yes, it does, and not a few. They include, among others, pain in the joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, pain at the injection site, problems with the thyroid gland, ear problems and many others. You may read more about side effects of growth hormone treatment (called Mecasermin or Somatropin) here: http://www.drugs.com/ppa/mecasermin.html

Q. Is nutrition vital for healthy hair growth? I am engaged to a girl 3 months back and our marriage is on coming month. I was above heavens when my girl told me that I am handsome. Now I am afraid whether she will hate me soon bcoz, for the past few days I have had drastic hair fall. I feel to be taking less nutrition diet. Is nutrition vital for healthy hair growth? I have dreamt my life with that beautiful angel and never want to lose on that. She can definitely add face value to my happy life. Please guide me to marry my beautiful girl.

A. HELLO ZAK...STAY CALM...IF YOUR GIRL REALLY LOVES YOU...SHE WILL NOT BE WORRIED ABOUT A LITTLE HAIR LOSS...OR A LITTLE WEIGHT GAIN.....GOOD LUCK...MRFOOT56

Q. I have a heavy growth of thin hair on my face and neck area. What can I do? I have a heavy growth of thin hair on my face and neck area. I did wax couple of times but found a thick growth of chin hair which was difficult to get rid. I did try to pluck but found that it grows back immediately within a day. I do not like to use electro hair removing. What can I do?

A. i saw couple of women that bleach their facial hair...maybe that would work?

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Growth disorders affect the limitations of practical training in their chosen profession.
Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) products are currently approved to treat multiple growth disorders, including pediatric and adult growth hormone deficiency, Turner Syndrome, chronic renal insufficiency, idiopathic short stature, Prader-Willi Syndrome, short children born small for gestational age, short bowel syndrome and muscle wasting in patients with HIV.
People with bone growth disorders may have brittle bones or bones that are too long or too short.
In addition, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as coagulation disorders, growth disorders and hormone replacement therapy.
We, and others [4-8], have demonstrated that plasma concentrations of bone alkaline phosphatase, P3NP, PICP, and ICTP in children with growth disorders reflect height velocity and may be used to give an early indication of height velocity response to growth-promoting treatments.
* Growth disorders occur fairly often, with developmental retardation as common as one in 10 fetuses.
GRO Biosciences is applying its technology platform to develop improved protein therapeutics for diabetes, growth disorders and autoimmunity.
The excerpts and short articles appear in sections on endocrine functioning and metabolism, the pituitary gland and growth disorders, thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders, adrenal gland disorders, pancreatic and diabetic disorders, disorders of the ovaries and testes, other disorders of endocrine and metabolic functioning, and additional help and information.
It must be assumed that in the case of surveyed students growth disorders can be compared by a physician with the exercise abilities of respondents (eg shortage of body weight-lifting heavy objects) and their agility (obesity-less efficiency and physical exercise).
Growth and Growth Disorders. Stockholm, Sweden: Kabi Pharmacia Peptide Hormones; 1987.

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