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The Growth Process

Handbook of Physiology, The Endocrine System, Hormonal Control of Growth

  1. James M. Tanner

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070501

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Tanner, J. M. 2011. The Growth Process. Comprehensive Physiology. 1–35.

Author Information

  1. University of London, London, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Cells and the Growth of Tissues and Organs
    • 1.1
      Stem Cells and Progenitor Cells
    • 1.2
      Regenerating and Nonregenerating Tissues
    • 1.3
      Control of Organ Size
    • 1.4
      The Dynamic State of the Body Constituents
    • 1.5
      Cell Growth and Organ Growth
    • 1.6
      The Nervous System
    • 1.7
      Muscle
    • 1.8
      Adipose Tissue
    • 1.9
      The Skeleton
  • 2
    Prenatal Growth
    • 2.1
      The Auxology of the Embryo
    • 2.2
      Growth of the Fetus
  • 3
    Postnatal Growth
    • 3.1
      The Human Growth Curve
    • 3.2
      Regulation of Growth: Canalization and Catch-Up
    • 3.3
      Growth from Birth to 2 Years
    • 3.4
      Mathematical Modeling of the Postnatal Growth Curve
    • 3.5
      Structural Average, Mean-Constant Curves
    • 3.6
      The Concept of Maturational or Development Age
    • 3.7
      Types of Growth Data: Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional
    • 3.8
      Growth of Different Tissues and Parts of the Body
  • 4
    Evolution of the Human Growth Curve
  • 5
    ENVOI: A Glance Toward the History of Auxology