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GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY
Growth hormone deficiency in adults reflects an absence of two hormones, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), affecting the process of glucose-insulin metabolism, lipolysis and bone remodelling.
History may show pituitary adenoma, surgery &/or radiation treatment of pituitary adenomas or cranial radiation for other disorders, deficiency of other pituitary hormones that may occur concurrently with growth hormone deficiency, and previous childhood growth hormone deficiency.
Physical exam reveals reduced lean body mass with increased weight, body fat predominantly in the abdominal region, thin & dry skin, cool peripheries, poor venous access and blunt affect.
Drug Information

Indication: Replacement therapy in adults w/ pronounced growth hormone deficiency (GHD). Growth disturbance due to insuffi...

Indication: Adult & childhood onset growth hormone deficiency (GHD). In childn, growth retardation due to GHD, growth ...

Indication: Growth failure in childn caused by decreased or absent secretion of endogenous growth hormone (GH). Growth fai...

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