tall stature


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tall stature

Unusually great height, typically considered to be greater than 200 cm in men and 180 cm in women. This condition is usually familial and may be prevented with estrogens or testosterone, depending on gender of patient.
See also: stature
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We present a variant of the X-autosome translocation of the Turner syndrome in a 15.5-year-old girl with primary amenorrhea, gonadal dysfunction, and tall stature not associated with the phenotypic abnormalities of this syndrome.
Determinate MG V Hutcheson (relatively short stature) and either DP 3589 in 1995 or DP 3588 in 1996 (full sibs and both relatively tall stature) were planted on 9 May 1995 and 15 May 1996.
Plant it at the back of a border where its tall stature and round, bushy habit will provide an impressive backcloth for more delicate plants.
If we do nothing else, let's change our attitudes about the importance of tall stature; this, at the very least, would stifle height competition among our youth.
Less indicative features, described as soft manifestations by Cantwell (1986), "include myopia, mitral valve prolapse, tall stature, joint laxity, and arachnodactyly" (long fingers and thumbs).
Those of tall stature usually experience a drop in blood pressure upon rising from a supine position too quickly.
Although the bread is traditionally baked in a paper-lined mold, we've improvised by baking the dough in doubled-up paper lunch bags, to give the panettone its tall stature and rustic simplicity.
All those he passes--ladies of wide girth, men of tall stature, children--must duck, weave, swerve, but not one Soul collides with a single gold shaft!
Although no firm diagnosis guidelines for KS exist and extreme heterogeneity in clinical and genetic presentation is found (5), the usual key findings in KS are primary testicular failure with small testes, hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism, tall stature with eunuchoid body proportions, neurocognitive impairment mainly related to language processing disability and varying degrees of social, behavioral, and learning difficulties (3,5).
Rising 22 stories above 12th Street and University Place, to say that 21 East 12th Street stands out would be an under-statement, with its tall stature and modern design drawing stark contrasts to the collection of old, low- and mid-rise structures that make up most of Greenwich Village.
Thus, SHOX haploinsufficiency is associated with short stature (as seen with Turner syndrome), and additional SHOX genes (as seen with sex-chromosome polyploidies such as Klinefelter syndrome, triple X syndrome, and XYY syndrome) are associated with tall stature [5].
Obesity, in combination with other VTE risk factors, has been shown to substantially increase the risk, so we wanted to assess the combined effects of tall stature and obesity," he added.