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What about dwarfism? Is it related to the pituitary gland?

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In brief: Infrequently

Dwarfism results from any of over 200 different conditions.
70% of little people are classified as achondroplastic (short limbs, near normal torso/head size). This results from a genetic disorder of long bone growth. Proportionate dwarfism (body parts in proportion but small) may result from pituitary failure of growth hormone secretion. Short stature in healthy people is not abnormal.

In brief: Infrequently

Dwarfism results from any of over 200 different conditions.
70% of little people are classified as achondroplastic (short limbs, near normal torso/head size). This results from a genetic disorder of long bone growth. Proportionate dwarfism (body parts in proportion but small) may result from pituitary failure of growth hormone secretion. Short stature in healthy people is not abnormal.
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Dr. Soren Singel
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In brief: No. Cartilage.

Most forms from inability to form cartilage and grow bone.

In brief: No. Cartilage.

Most forms from inability to form cartilage and grow bone.
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