pituitary dwarfism


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pituitary dwarfism

[pə′tü·ə‚ter·ē ′dwȯr‚fiz·əm]
(medicine)
Stunted growth due to a deficiency of the primary growth hormone; characterized clinically by growth failure in early life, and in older persons by deficient subcutaneous fat with loose, wrinkled skin and precocious senility.
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