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pyg·my

(pig'mē), [MIM*265850]
A physiologic dwarf with normal serum levels of growth hormone and somatomedin and refractoriness to exogenous hormone; especially one of a race of similar people, such as the pygmies of central Africa.
Synonym(s): pigmy
[G. pygmaios, dwarfish, fr. pygmē, fist, also a measure of length from elbow to knuckles]
A member of a tribe of African bushmen who is short, partly due to a 50% decrease of high-affinity growth hormone binding protein, the amino acid sequence of which is homologous to the cell membrane’s growth hormone receptor, resulting in a primary deficiency of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) or somatomedin C

pyg·my

(pig'mē)
A physiologic dwarf, especially one of a race of similar people, such as the pygmies of central Africa.
[G. pygmaios, dwarfish, fr. pygmē, fist, also a measure of length from elbow to knuckles]
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Mutimamwa regards draft legislation being drawn up on land rights in the DR Congo as fundamental and argues that it should take account of the legitimate claims of pygmies. "Afterwards, it will be difficult to ignore indigenous peoples." During a 2008 conference in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, Mutimamwa told the authorities that "we are not warriors", though pygmies live in a part of the country that has been wracked by conflict for decades.
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