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Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) is a medical condition in which the body does not produce enough growth hormone (GH). Growth hormone, also called somatotropin, is a polypeptide hormone which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. HGH also refers to human growth hormone but this older abbreviation has begun to develop paradoxical connotations, particularly in relation to the peddling of medically unnecessary GH supplementation (see HGH controversies).

Growth hormone deficiency has different effects at different ages. In newborn infants the primary manifestations may be hypoglycemia or micropenis, while in later infancy and childhood, growth failure is more likely. Deficiency in adults is rare, but may feature diminished lean body mass, poor bone density, and a number of physical and psychological symptoms. Psychological symptoms include poor memory, social withdrawal, and depression, while physical symptoms may include loss of strength, stamina, and musculature. Other hormonal or glandular disorders frequently coincide with diminished growth hormone production.

GH deficiency can be treated by growth hormone replacement.

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Endocrine pathology: endocrine diseases (E00-35, 240-259)

Pancreas/
glucose
metabolism
HypofunctionDiabetes mellitus types: (type 1, type 2, MODY 1 2 3 4 5 6) * complications (coma, angiopathy, ketoacidosis, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, cardiomyopathy)
insulin receptor (Rabson Mendenhall syndrome) * Insulin resistance
HyperfunctionHypoglycemia * beta cell (Hyperinsulinism) * G cell (Zollinger Ellison syndrome)
Hypothalamic/
pituitary axes

Endocrine pathology: endocrine diseases (E00-35, 240-259)

Pancreas/
glucose
metabolism
HypofunctionDiabetes mellitus types: (type 1, type 2, MODY 1 2 3 4 5 6) * complications (coma, angiopathy, ketoacidosis, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, cardiomyopathy)
insulin receptor (Rabson Mendenhall syndrome) * Insulin resistance
HyperfunctionHypoglycemia * beta cell (Hyperinsulinism) * G cell (Zollinger Ellison syndrome)
Hypothalamic/
pituitary axes
Pancreas/
glucose
metabolism
HypofunctionDiabetes mellitus types: (type 1, type 2, MODY 1 2 3 4 5 6) * complications (coma, angiopathy, ketoacidosis, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, cardiomyopathy)
insulin receptor (Rabson Mendenhall syndrome) * Insulin resistance
HyperfunctionHypoglycemia * beta cell (Hyperinsulinism) * G cell (Zollinger Ellison syndrome)
Hypothalamic/
pituitary axes
subgroup |Hypothalamus |gonadotropin (Kallmann syndrome, Adiposogenital dystrophy) * CRH (Tertiary adrenal insufficiency) * vasopressin (Neurogenic diabetes insipidus) * general (Hypothalamic hamartoma) |Pituitary |
Thyroid
HypothyroidismIodine deficiency * Cretinism (Congenital hypothyroidism) * Myxedema * Euthyroid sick syndrome
HyperthyroidismHyperthyroxinemia (Thyroid hormone resistance, Familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia) * Hashitoxicosis * Thyrotoxicosis factitia * Graves' disease
ThyroiditisAcute infectious * Subacute (De Quervain's, Subacute lymphocytic) * Autoimmune/chronic (Hashimoto's, Postpartum, Riedel's)
GoitreEndemic goitre * Toxic nodular goitre * Toxic multinodular goitre
Thyroid nodule
Parathyroid
HypoparathyroidismPseudohypoparathyroidism
HyperparathyroidismPrimary * Secondary * Tertiary * Osteitis fibrosa cystica
Adrenal
Hyperfunctionaldosterone: Hyperaldosteronism/Primary aldosteronism (Conn syndrome, Bartter syndrome, Glucocorticoid remediable aldosteronism) * AME * Liddle's syndrome * 17α CAH cortisol: Cushing's syndrome (Pseudo-Cushing's syndrome) sex hormones: 21α CAH * 11β CAH
Hypofunction/
Adrenal insufficiency
(Addison's, WF)
aldosterone: Hypoaldosteronism (21α CAH, 11β CAH) cortisol: CAH (Lipoid, 3β, 11β, 17α, 21α) sex hormones: 17α CAH
Gonads
ovarian: Polycystic ovary syndrome * Premature ovarian failure testicular: enzymatic (5-alpha-reductase deficiency, 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency) * Androgen receptor (Androgen insensitivity syndrome) general: Hypogonadism (Delayed puberty) * Hypergonadism (Precocious puberty)



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