Growth without growth hormone.

  title={Growth without growth hormone.},
  author={Moshe Phillip and Oren Moran and Liora Lazar},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  volume={15 Suppl 5},
A functioning growth hormone (GH)-insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I axis is ordinarily essential for normal growth. In several physiological and pathophysiological conditions, however, growth without GH has been described. GH-deficient newborns can have a length within the normal range, which suggests that other growth factors dominate longitudinal gain during gestation. Obese children grow at a normal rate despite their low serum GH levels and reduced response to pharmacological stimulation… CONTINUE READING

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