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ATELIOTIC DWARFISM

A state in which the secretion of all anterior pituitary hormones is inadequate or absent; caused by a variety of disorders that result in destruction or loss of function of all or most of the anterior pituitary gland. Rare forms of PHP are inherited as autosomal recessive or as an X-linked recessive. Synonym: ateliotic dwarfism, hypophyseal cachexia, hypophysial cachexia.
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