Glucose tolerance and insulin secretion in parents and children with familial dwarfism and high plasma immunoreactive growth hormone (IR-HGH) and familial isolated growth hormone deficiency.

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Several studies have revealed that the majority of dwarfs with isolated growth hormone deficiency show low insulin response to glycemic and arginine stimulation tests and some have a tendency to develop glucose intolerance (Frohmann, MacGillivray and Aceto 1967, Merimee, Rabinovitz, Rimoin and McKusick 1968, Gold, Spector, Samaan and Pearson 1968). On the… (More)

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