The Effect of Human Growth Hormone in Hypopituitary Dwarfism.

  title={The Effect of Human Growth Hormone in Hypopituitary Dwarfism.},
  author={Andrea Prader and Ruth Illig and J Sz{\'e}ky and HANK WAGNER},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
Pituitary growth hormone is a polypeptide molecule with a wide range of effects on protein, lipid, and carbohydrate metabolism (Korner, 1961; Raben, 1962; Finkel, 1962; Sirek and Sirek, 1964; Knobil and Hotchkiss, 1964). It promotes growth through its protein anabolic (nitrogen-retaining) effect. Growth hormones from different species show differences in physical, chemical, and immunological properties and a marked degree of species specificity in their physiological activity. In man only human… CONTINUE READING


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