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stun·ted

(stŭnt'ĕd)
Shortened; retarded, as in growth.
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Our government with the help of World Bank has prepared an accelerated action plan called 'Sehatmand Sindh' for reduction of stunted growth and malnutrition.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, malnutrition and stunted growth have been prevalent for decades here and it is a shame that the incidence of the latter has increased from 43 per cent to 45 per cent.
This narrowing was the main cause of Moneb's stunted growth.
In a very small percentage of children, the pituitary gland in the brain, which produces the growth hormone, fails to produce enough which leads to stunted growth.
Lead researcher Dr Antti Saari said: "Our research shows a link between longterm treatment of inhaled corticosteroids during infancy and stunted growth at or after the age of two.
The report cited an analysis showing 10 proven, nutrition-specific interventions in 34 countries having 90pc of world's children with stunted growth could help reduce stunting by 20pc and prevalence of severe wasting by 60pc.
Too much bureaucracy, a high tax rate, not enough available financing, a high minimum wage and the exorbitant cost of utilities has all led to the stunted growth of small businesses in the Philippines.
In tropical climates they show evergreen behavior while in subtropical climates stunted growth is seen in scorching summers and pretty happy in winters.
Stunted growth in the eurozone is forcing governments to cut back their estimates for growth of gross domestic product for the rest of the year, putting budget deficit targets into jeopardy, and also clouding the outlook for growth of the global economy.
In comparison to the benefits of the inhalers, the stunted growth rate seems to be a minor risk.
Current trends indicate that by 2015 one in four children under the age five will suffer from stunted growth.
The children of migrant farm workers are more likely to be obese and have stunted growth than other children in the United States and Mexico, according to a study in the February issue of AJPH.