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The author has assembled what he considers the most pertinent information about pituitary growth hormone, without reviewing every written reference. Although the overwhelming emphasis is on the human hormone, he has included information obtained from studies of growth hormone of other species, where appropriate. These have many chemical and biological properties similar to human growth hormone. Moreover, he has effectively integrated his own experience with that of others in describing extensively two major clinical categories of human growth hormone pathology, hypopituitarism and acromegaly. The possible role of human growth hormone in the pathogenesis of other conditions, for example, diabetes, cancer,
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Human Pituitary Growth Hormone.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:667. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-4-667_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(4):667.
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