pituitary dwarf

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an abnormally undersized person; see also dwarfism. adj., adj dwar´�fish.
hypophysial dwarf pituitary dwarf.
hypothyroid dwarf a dwarf with hypothyroidism or cretinism. See dwarfism.
infantile dwarf a dwarf with infantilism.
normal dwarf an individual who is undersized but perfectly formed.
pituitary dwarf a person with pituitary dwarfism; called also hypophyseal dwarf.
renal dwarf a person with renal dwarfism.
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hy·po·phy·si·al dwarf

dwarfism as result of failure of growth hormone production because of hypothalamic or pituitary abnormality.
Synonym(s): pituitary dwarf
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A person of abnormally short stature and esp. of abnormal proportions. See: achondroplasia; cretinism See: micromelusdwarfism (dwarf'izm)

achondroplastic dwarf

See: achondroplasia

asexual dwarf

A dwarf who has deficient sexual development or has not developed to sexual maturity.

hypophyseal dwarf

A dwarf whose condition resulted from hypofunction of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis. Synonym: pituitary dwarf

hypopituitary dwarf

A dwarf whose short stature results from insufficient production of growth hormone.

infantile dwarf

A dwarf with marked physical, mental, and sexual underdevelopment.

Laron dwarf

A dwarf whose short stature results from an insensitivity or resistance to growth hormone.

ovarian dwarf

A woman who is undersized due to absence or underdevelopment of the ovaries.

phocomelic dwarf

A dwarf with abnormally short diaphyses of either pair of extremities or of all four.

physiological dwarf

A person normally developed except for unusually short stature.

pituitary dwarf

Hypophyseal dwarf.

primordial dwarf

A dwarf who has a selective deficiency of growth hormone but otherwise normal endocrine function.

rachitic dwarf

A dwarf whose condition is due to rickets.

renal dwarf

A dwarf whose condition is due to renal osteodystrophy.

thanatophoric dwarf

See: thanatophoric dysplasia
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