The Short Child: Causes, Investigation and Treatment

  title={The Short Child: Causes, Investigation and Treatment},
  author={Dr R. H. Vines},
At a cellular level body size is determined by cell number and cell size. In growth hormone deficient children muscle cell numbers are more reduced than cell size and treatment with growth hormone increases mainly cell numbers, while in cretinism muscle cell numbers are normal but cell size is markedly reduced and thyroxine treatment increases cell size… CONTINUE READING