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pituitary dwarfism


Definition: a rare form of dwarfism caused by the absence of a functional anterior pituitary gland; may be present at birth or develop during early childhood.

Synonym(s): Lorain-Lévi dwarfism, Lorain-Lévi infantilism, Lorain-Lévi syndrome, pituitary infantilism

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