Growth-Hormone Deficiency in Man: An Isolated, Recessively Inherited Defect

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Science  17 Jun 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3729, pp. 1635-1637
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3729.1635


A deficiency of human growth hormone not associated with other pituitary deficiencies was observed in midgets with sexual ateliosis, a form of dwarfism inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Body proportions, sexual development, birth weight, and postpartum lactation are normal in this syndrome.