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Somatic Growth and its Regulation

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

  1. Pamela A. Clark1,
  2. Alan D. Rogol2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070502

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Clark, P. A. and Rogol, A. D. 2011. Somatic Growth and its Regulation. Comprehensive Physiology. 37–72.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

  2. 2

    Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Variations of Normal Growth
    • 1.1
      Normal Variations in Infancy
    • 1.2
      Constitutional Delay of Growth and Adolescence
    • 1.3
      Constitutional Accelerated Growth
    • 1.4
      Premature Adrenarche
    • 1.5
      Premature Thelarche
    • 1.6
      Gynecomastia
  • 2
    Abnormal Growth
    • 2.1
      Intrinsic Disorders of Growth Deficiency
    • 2.2
      Extrinsic Disorders of Growth Deficiency
    • 2.3
      Intrinsic Disorders of Increased Growth
    • 2.4
      Extrinsic Disorders of Increased Growth
  • 3
    Assessment of Growth
    • 3.1
      Growth Standards
    • 3.2
      Standards for Pubertal Development
    • 3.3
      Terminology
    • 3.4
      Measurement Techniques
    • 3.5
      Anthropometry
    • 3.6
      Body Composition Assessment
    • 3.7
      Assessment of Biological Maturity
    • 3.8
      Mathematical Modeling of Growth Data and Prediction of Adult Height
    • 3.9
      Methods for Assessment of Growth in Laboratory Animals
  • 4
    Assessment of the Regulation of Growth
    • 4.1
      General Considerations
    • 4.2
      Screening Procedures
    • 4.3
      Static Hormone Levels
    • 4.4
      Serial Growth Hormone Sampling
    • 4.5
      Stimulation Testing
    • 4.6
      Suppression Tests
  • 5
    Summary