Monster Essays - The Pituitary Gland and Dwarfism
The Pituitary Gland and Dwarfism
The Pituitary Gland is situated at the base of the brain and it produces
hormones which control growth. Too large an amount of these hormones causes
giantism, a condition where facial features, hands, etc. become abnormally large.
Too little causes dwarfism, where the overall stature of a person is very small.
Dwarfism is the condition of being undersized, or less than 127 cm (50
in) in height. Some dwarfs have been less than 64 cm (24 in) in height when
fully grown. The word midget is usually applied to dwarfs. Another growth
disorder disease is Cretinism which is a result of a disease of....