What is growth hormone deficiency?

Also known as: GHD.

As the name implies, growth hormone is pivotal in helping children grow. It is produced by the pituitary gland, which is located just below the brain. When the pituitary gland does not produce enough growth hormone, this is known as growth hormone deficiency. We can figure this out with hormonal testing.


Reviewed by: Joshua W Tarkoff, MD

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