Tag: Non-disease-related idiopathic short stature

GH Resistance

December 26, 2011 By arne hendriks 1

Stature is a highly heritable trait controlled by genetic and environmental factors. Pygmies display¬†a remarkable and inspiring resistance to growth hormone (GH). African Pygmies represent a paradigmatic example of non-disease-related idiopathic short stature.¬†Even if large quantities of GH are administered to them, they simply ignore…