En esta lección vamos a hablar del papel de la hormona del crecimiento en el cuerpo, y el papel que desempeña en el sistema endocrino.
A condition in which growth hormone levels are too high at an age before growth plates ossify; this causes bones and other tissues to grow proportionally larger than average.
A condition in which growth hormone levels are too high after growth plates ossify; this causes bones to thicken and extremities to enlarge but bones cannot grow in length. The most prominent signs are enlarged facial features, hands and feet.
A condition in which growth hormones levels are too low at a young age and the person is proportionally smaller than normal.