growth hormone test


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growth hormone (GH) test

a blood test, usually after an arginine infusion followed by insulin-induced hypoglycemia, used to identify growth hormone deficiency in adolescents who have short stature, delayed sexual maturity, or other growth deficiencies. It is also used to document the diagnosis of GH excess in gigantic or acromegalic patients and to screen for pituitary hypofunction.
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