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Human growth hormone

Human growth hormone is a small protein that travels in the bloodstream to stimulate growth. Learn more about the medical uses of human growth hormone.

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Gigantism

Gigantism is a very rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but they may still have symptoms.

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Acromegaly

Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.

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Dwarfism

Most people with dwarfism lead relatively long, healthy lives; the main problem they face is discrimination. For others, there are health issues to be aware of.

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hCG levels

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that can be detected in your urine and blood when you're pregnant.

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Pituitary gland

The pituitary gland makes different hormones, some that have direct effects on the body and others that control other endocrine glands.

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Hormonal system

The hormonal system influences your metabolism, growth and many other functions. Learn more about what it is and conditions related to the hormonal system.

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Endocrine glands and their hormones

The hormone system is the way in which one part of the body tells another part of the body to do something important. Find out more about different parts of the hormonal system.

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Pituitary hormones

Links to trusted information about pituitary hormones.

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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia affects the hormones. People with the condition will have health problems, but might still enjoy a normal lifestyle.

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