Gigantism and Acromegaly

Gigantism and Acromegaly
Author: Constantine A. Stratakis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN 10: 0128145374
ISBN 13: 9780128145371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gigantism and Acromegaly Book Review:

Gigantism and Acromegaly brings together pituitary experts, taking readers from bench research, to genetic analysis, clinical analysis, and new therapeutic approaches. This book serves as a reference for growth hormone over-secretion and its diagnosis and treatment for endocrinologists, pediatricians, internists, and neurosurgeons, and for geneticists. Pharmaceutical companies may use it as a reference for drug development and research. Students, residents and fellows in medicine and endocrinology and genetics will also find it valuable as it provides a single up-to-date review of the molecular biology of gigantism and acromegaly as well as recommended approaches to evaluation and management. Acromegaly is a rare pituitary disorder that slowly changes its adult victim's appearance over time: larger hands and feet, bigger jaw, forehead, nose, and lips. Generally, a benign pituitary tumor is the cause and symptoms of acromegaly can vary from patient to patient, making a diagnosis difficult and prolonging suffering for years. Early detection is key in the management of acromegaly as the pathologic effects of increased growth hormone (GH) production are progressive and can be life-threatening as the result of associated cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and respiratory disorders and malignancies. Accessible, up-to-date overview of the characteristics, state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, and management of acromegaly and gigantism Provides a unique compendium of endocrinology, genetics, clinical diagnosis and therapeutics Contains contributions from internationally known experts who have treated patients with acromegaly and gigantism

Growth Disorders and Acromegaly

Growth Disorders and Acromegaly
Author: Ahmed R.G.,Ahmet Uçar
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 1838805834
ISBN 13: 9781838805838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growth Disorders and Acromegaly Book Review:

The first two years of life represent a transition period when growth changes from predominantly growth hormone (GH) independent to GH dependent. This book, Growth Disorders and Acromegaly, includes two parts. The first part consists of five chapters that illustrate the nature, causes, types, signs, and symptoms of GH deficiency (GHD) and fetal growth restriction. It describes the impact of GH and its deficiency on different biological systems in children and adults. Also, this book assesses the role of human GH (hGH) and insulin-growth factor1 (IGF-1) gene families during pregnancy. This book offers several novel insights of GH in male reproductive health. The second part consists of three chapters that show the pegvisomant, colorectal neoplasms in acromegaly, epidemiology and underlying mechanisms, and the surgical managements of acromegaly. Finally, this book will be of interest to scientists, embryologists, neuroendocrinologists, neurotoxicologists, and physicians who follow recent developments in the field of growth disorders.

Gigantism and Acromegaly

Gigantism and Acromegaly
Author: Constantine A. Stratakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 0128145382
ISBN 13: 9780128145388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gigantism and Acromegaly Book Review:

Gigantism and Acromegaly brings together pituitary experts, taking readers from bench research, to genetic analysis, clinical analysis, and new therapeutic approaches. This book serves as a reference for growth hormone over-secretion and its diagnosis and treatment for endocrinologists, pediatricians, internists, and neurosurgeons, and for geneticists. Pharmaceutical companies may use it as a reference for drug development and research. Students, residents and fellows in medicine and endocrinology and genetics will also find it valuable as it provides a single up-to-date review of the molecular biology of gigantism and acromegaly as well as recommended approaches to evaluation and management. Acromegaly is a rare pituitary disorder that slowly changes its adult victim’s appearance over time: larger hands and feet, bigger jaw, forehead, nose, and lips. Generally, a benign pituitary tumor is the cause and symptoms of acromegaly can vary from patient to patient, making a diagnosis difficult and prolonging suffering for years. Early detection is key in the management of acromegaly as the pathologic effects of increased growth hormone (GH) production are progressive and can be life-threatening as the result of associated cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and respiratory disorders and malignancies. Accessible, up-to-date overview of the characteristics, state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, and management of acromegaly and gigantism Provides a unique compendium of endocrinology, genetics, clinical diagnosis and therapeutics Contains contributions from internationally known experts who have treated patients with acromegaly and gigantism

The Pituitary

The Pituitary
Author: Shlomo Melmed
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2010-12-09
ISBN 10: 9780123809278
ISBN 13: 0123809274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pituitary Book Review:

The pituitary, albeit a small gland, is known as the "master gland" of the endocrine system and contributes to a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases, and syndromes. Since the publication of the second edition of The Pituitary, in 2002, there have been major advances in the molecular biology research of pituitary hormone production and action and there is now a better understanding of the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors and clinical syndromes resulting in perturbation of pituitary function. There have also been major advances in the clinical management of pituitary disorders. Medical researchers and practitioners now better understand the morbidity and mortality associated with pituitary hormone hyposecretion and hypersecretion. Newly developed drugs, and improved methods of delivering established drugs, are allowing better medical management of acromegaly and prolactinoma. These developments have improved the worldwide consensus around the definition of a "cure" for pituitary disease, especially hormone hypersecretion, and hence will improve the success or lack of success of various forms of therapy. It is therefore time for a new edition of The Pituitary. The third edition will continue to be divided into sections that summarize normal hypothalamic-pituitary development and function, hypothalamic-pituitary failure, and pituitary tumors; additional sections will describe pituitary disease in systemic disorders and diagnostic procedures, including imaging, assessment of the eyes, and biochemical testing. The first chapter will be completely new – placing a much greater emphasis on physiology and pathogenesis. Two new chapters will be added on the Radiation and Non-surgical Management of the Pituitary and Other Pituitary Lesions. Other chapters will be completely updated and many new author teams will be invited. The second edition published in 2002 and there have been incredible changes in both the research and clinical aspects of the pituitary over the past 8 years – from new advances in growth hormones to pituitary tumor therapy. Presents a comprehensive, translational source of information about the pituitary in one reference work Pituitary experts (from all areas of research and practice) take readers from the bench research (cellular and molecular mechanism), through genomic and proteomic analysis, all the way to clinical analysis (histopathology and imaging) and new therapeutic approaches Clear presentation by endocrine researchers of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pituitary hormones and growth factors as well as new techniques used in detecting lesions (within the organ) and other systemic disorders Clear presentation by endocrinologists and neuroendocrine surgeons of how imaging, assessment of the eyes, and biochemical testing can lead to new therapeutic approaches

The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders

The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders
Author: Harvey Cushing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1912
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HC26AP
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders Book Review:

This work includes Cushing's description of his own method of operating on the pituitary. He was an outstanding neurological surgeon and added much to our knowledgeof the pituitary body and its disorders.

Acromegaly

Acromegaly
Author: Aart Jan van der Lely,Albert Beckers,Adrian Daly,Steven W. Lamberts,David R. Clemmons
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2005-06-23
ISBN 10: 9780849338489
ISBN 13: 0849338484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acromegaly Book Review:

This book reviews the pathophysiology and physical manifestations of acromegaly and discusses the multiple treatment options now available for the management of the patient with acromegaly. The book contains an ample number of illustrations that help to emphasize points of particular interest, including radiological, histopathological, and physical diagnosis images. Sections are devoted to detailing important topics including determinants of pathological effects of disease activity in acromegaly, individual therapeutic choices and criteria for diagnosis, and disease control.

Practical Clinical Endocrinology

Practical Clinical Endocrinology
Author: Peter Igaz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2021-02-24
ISBN 10: 3030620115
ISBN 13: 9783030620110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Clinical Endocrinology Book Review:

This practical book aims to cover the whole scope of clinical endocrinology, including both common and selected rare but important diseases, with an emphasis on practical clinical management. A number of different questions and problems in clinical routine are discussed in this book in an unconventional format. Each topic begins with the presentation of a typical clinical case, and then the topic is approached in a question and answer format linked to the clinical case presented, highlighting the most important questions in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and therapy. Numerous figures and tables are included to help understanding. The book is chiefly intended for doctors in training (preparing for boarding exam in endocrinology or internal medicine), but also for established clinicians who want to broaden or refresh their skills. University students of medicine can also find this book interesting.

Pituitary Disorders of Childhood

Pituitary Disorders of Childhood
Author: Brenda Kohn
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN 10: 9783030113384
ISBN 13: 3030113388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pituitary Disorders of Childhood Book Review:

This unique book presents an up-to-date discussion of clinical disorders of the pituitary gland in children with specific emphasis on state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities, highlighting the newest scientific advances in genomics and molecular biology that clinician-scientists caring for children need to know. Chapters focus on the current knowledge base in genomics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management, organized into thematic sections. Part I discusses embryologic and genetic disorders, including genomics and congenital disorders of the pituitary. Part II presents acquired pituitary disorders, such as prolactinomas, Cushing's Disease, and both hormone secreting and non-secreting pituitary tumors. Subsequent sections cover posterior pituitary disorders, such as diabetes insipidus, functional hormone deficiencies of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, including delayed puberty and pubertal disorders and growth hormone disorders, neuro-opthalmic disease, CNS radiation, childhood cancer treatment and traumatic brain injury. Authoritative and comprehensive, Pituitary Disorders of Childhood will serve as a precise guide for clinical endocrinologists and will guide future investigation into translational and clinical research on the pediatric pituitary.

Clinical Endocrinology of Companion Animals

Clinical Endocrinology of Companion Animals
Author: Jacquie Rand,Ellen Behrend,Danielle Gunn-Moore,Michelle Campbell-Ward
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 081380583X
ISBN 13: 9780813805832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Endocrinology of Companion Animals Book Review:

Clinical Endocrinology of Companion Animals offers fast access to clinically relevant information on managing the patient with endocrine disease. Written by leading experts in veterinary endocrinology, each chapter takes the same structure to aid in the rapid retrieval of information, offering information on pathogenesis, signalment, clinical signs, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention for a broad list of endocrine disorders. Chapters begin with brief summaries for quick reference, then delve into greater detail. With complete coverage of the most common endocrine diseases, the book includes chapters on conditions in dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, reptiles, and other species. Clinical Endocrinology of Companion Animals is a highly practical resource for any veterinarian treating these common diseases.

Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery

Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery
Author: Enrico de Divitiis,Paolo Cappabianca
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3709160847
ISBN 13: 9783709160848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery Book Review:

Currently, surgical management provides the definitive treatment of choice for most pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas and meningiomas of the sellar region. The elegant minimally invasive transnasal endoscopic approach to the sella turcica and the anterior skull base has added a new dimension of versatility to pituitary surgery and can be adapted to many lesions in the region. In this multi-author book with numerous color illustrations the main aspects of the endonasal endoscopic approach to the skull base are presented, starting with a clear description of the endoscopic anatomy, the panoramic view afforded by the endoscope and the development of effective instruments and adjuncts. After the diagnostic studies, the strictly surgical features are considered in detail. The standard technique is described and particular aspects are treated, including the new extended approaches to the cavernous sinus, spheno-ethmoid planum and clival regions.

The Brand New Catastrophe

The Brand New Catastrophe
Author: Mike Scalise
Publsiher: Sarabande Books
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN 10: 1941411347
ISBN 13: 9781941411346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brand New Catastrophe Book Review:

“A very funny [memoir] about the frailties of the flesh, the absurdities of modern medicine, and how to stay sane amid it all” (Dave Eggers). Raucous family memoir meets medical adventure in this “winning literary debut” that explores the public and private theaters of illness (The New York Times Book Review). After a pituitary tumor bursts in Mike Scalise’s brain (diagnosed, by of all people a physician named Dr. Sunshine), it leaves him with a hole in head, and the hormone disorder acromegaly at age twenty-four. He also faces the exasperating challenge of navigating a new, alien world of illness maintenance among family, friends, and spouse. However, it’s his mother, who has a chronic heart condition and a flair for drama, who becomes a complicated model as she competes with her son for the status of “best sick person.” “Captur[ing] all the fright of a medical calamity and the humor and grace necessary to survive it (Kirkus Reviews), “Mike Scalise’s startling and slyly hilarious memoir is a heartfelt reminder of how astonishing, how terrifying, how absurd it is to be a body. An essential book for those who’ve lived through catastrophe, or only imagined it” (Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine).

G Protein Signaling Pathways in Health and Disease

G Protein Signaling Pathways in Health and Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 0128167246
ISBN 13: 9780128167243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

G Protein Signaling Pathways in Health and Disease Book Review:

G Protein Signaling Pathways in Health and Disease, Volume 161 in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, provides informative and exciting monographs on a wide variety of research topics related to G Protein Signaling Pathways in Health and Disease. The series gives in-depth knowledge on the important molecular biological aspects of organismal physiology and function, along with insights on how this knowledge can be applied to understand and ameliorate human disease. This updated release covers Diseases associated with mutations in CNGA3, Mutations in arrestins, Diseases caused by mutations in GPR101, Diseases caused by mutations in lutropin receptor, and much more. Comprises 15-20 chapters, providing substantial coverage on a given topic Contains ample use of tables, diagrams, schemata and color figures to enhance the reader's ability to rapidly grasp the information provided in each chapter Provides a comprehensive guide to the latest information available on prions, viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotes

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020
Author: Maxine A. Papadakis,Stephen J. McPhee,Michael W. Rabow
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1936
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN 10: 1260455297
ISBN 13: 9781260455298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020 Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The #1 annual internal medicine guide that clinicians turn to first―extensively revised and updated CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment is the most comprehensive, reliable, and timely reference available to answer common questions that arise in everyday clinical practice. Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, this trusted classic offers expert advice on all aspects of outpatient and inpatient medical care. You’ll find authoritative, evidence-based coverage of more than 1,000 diseases and disorders including concise, yet thorough synopsis of diagnosis and treatment. Presented in full-color, this single source reference has been fully updated with the latest developments and breakthroughs in medicine, guidelines, references, drug prices, and more. This essential clinical companion features: • A strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management • Detailed review of all internal medicine disciplines, including geriatrics, preventive medicine, and palliative care, plus gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, and more • An annual update on HIV/AIDS and other new, emerging viral infections • Specific information regarding disease prevention and prognosis • Medication treatment tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices • Key recent references on each topic with PMID numbers for quick online access • Many full-color photographs, tables, figures and other illustrations Here are some of the many updates and additions: • Extensive updating of tables and images • New FDA-approved medication for multiple sclerosis • New summary of recommended FDA treatment regimens for hepatitis C • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for osteoporosis, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer • Extensive update of immune modulation therapy and adjuvant treatments of breast cancer • Targeted therapies for advanced non-small cell lung cancers • Thoroughly revised chapter on viral and rickettsial infections, including recent measles, polio, and acute flaccid paralysis outbreaks, and on related immunizations • Clarification of the appropriate role of opioids and buprenorphine formulations in chronic pain management • Revised section on health care for sexual and gender minority patients • Information on new biologic agents for asthma, and many other disorders

Clinical Neuroendocrinology

Clinical Neuroendocrinology
Author: Michael Wilkinson,S. Ali Imran
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN 10: 1108693474
ISBN 13: 9781108693479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Neuroendocrinology Book Review:

This innovative, introductory text is authored by key subject leaders in clinical neuroendocrinology with decades of research and teaching experience. Addressing the need for a concise description of human neuroendocrine systems, this important review of various significant basic science advances is relevant for all levels of experience. An indispensable resource for a variety of learners, this book will also enable biomedical science graduate students to extend their knowledge using its valuable clinical context. Beautifully illustrated, this text integrates basic scientific principles with clinical cases and includes several illustrated imaging studies, and in-depth discussions of basic principles and their interpretations. Extensive reference lists of clinical papers, teaching resources and a selection of review questions are included with each chapter, emphasizing the real-life importance of basic neuroendocrine principles in human health and disease. Clinical reviews are included to provide convenient links to more specialized texts, ensuring a successful springboard for learners worldwide.

Endocrinology Adult and Pediatric Neuroendocrinology and The Pituitary Gland E Book

Endocrinology Adult and Pediatric  Neuroendocrinology and The Pituitary Gland E Book
Author: Shlomo Melmed,J. Larry Jameson,Leslie J. De Groot
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN 10: 0323221556
ISBN 13: 9780323221559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Endocrinology Adult and Pediatric Neuroendocrinology and The Pituitary Gland E Book Book Review:

Apply the latest advances in management of neuroendocrine and pituitary disorders with the Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric: Neuroendocrinology and The Pituitary Gland eBook! Brought to you by the same expert endocrinologists responsible for the highly acclaimed two-volume Endocrinology clinical reference, this endocrinology eBook puts all of the newest latest know-how of the Pituitary Gland and Neuroendocrinology at your fingertips, instantly accessible on your favorite eReader - so you can offer your patients the best care. Stay abreast of the newest knowledge on neuroendocrinology and the pituitary gland, including our most recent understanding of the fundamental cellular and physiologic functions of the neuroendocrine system, mechanisms underlying clinical disorders, and approaches to managing patients harboring disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Approach any subject either by specific gland or through a discussion of multi-hormonal integration of endocrine function, as led by the "master conductor of the endocrine orchestra," the pituitary gland. Gain a state-of-the-art understanding of comprehensive descriptors, integrating endocrine cell ontogeny, hormonal control of growth and maturation processes, and childhood and young adult pathophysiology with maturation and aging processes. Count on all the authority that has made Endocrinology, 6th Edition, edited by Drs. Jameson and DeGroot, the go-to medical reference for endocrinologists worldwide. Make the best clinical endocrinology decisions with an enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice in conjunction with expert opinion. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices.

Pituitary Microadenomas

Pituitary Microadenomas
Author: G. Faglia,M. Giovanelli,Robert Meredith MacLeod
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 565
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000794241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pituitary Microadenomas Book Review:

Scott Brown s Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Scott Brown s Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Author: John C Watkinson,Ray W Clarke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1356
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 1351399055
ISBN 13: 9781351399050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scott Brown s Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Book Review:

Available as a single volume and as part of the three volume set, Volume One of Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 8e covers Basic Sciences, Endocrine Surgery, and Rhinology. With over 100 chapters and complemented by clear illustrations, the content focuses on evidence-based practice. Clinical coverage is further enhanced by a clear well designed colour page format to ensure easy learning and the esy assimilation of the most up to date material. Definitive coverage in a single volume, with e-version access included.

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders
Author: National Organization for Rare Disorders
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 895
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780781730631
ISBN 13: 0781730635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders Book Review:

NORD Guide to Rare Disorders is a comprehensive, practical, authoritative guide to the diagnosis and management of more than 800 rare diseases. The diseases are discussed in a uniform, easy-to-follow format--a brief description, signs and symptoms, etiology, related disorders, epidemiology, standard treatment, investigational treatment, resources, and references.The book includes a complete directory of orphan drugs, a full-color atlas of visual diagnostic signs, and a Master Resource List of support groups and helpful organizations. An index of symptoms and key words offers physicians valuable assistance in finding the information they need quickly.

Encyclopedia of Diagnostic Imaging

Encyclopedia of Diagnostic Imaging
Author: Albert L. Baert
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1965
Release: 2008-01-14
ISBN 10: 9783540358602
ISBN 13: 3540358609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Diagnostic Imaging Book Review:

The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on diagnostic radiology contributing to the broad field of imaging. The simple A to Z format provides easy access to relevant information. Extensive cross references between keywords and related articles enable efficient searches in a user-friendly manner. The wide range of entries will provide basic and clinical scientists in academia, practice and industry with valuable information about the field of diagnostic imaging. Those in related fields will also benefit from the important and relevant information on the most recent developments. Please note that this publication is available as print only or online only or print + online set. Save 75% of the online list price when purchasing the bundle. For more information on the online version please type the publication title into the search box above, then click on the eReference version in the results list.

Human Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone
Author: S. Raiti,R.A. Tolman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 1461572010
ISBN 13: 9781461572015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Growth Hormone Book Review:

It has been ten years since the National Hormone and Pituitary Program (then called the National Pituitary Agency) sponsored a symposium on human growth hormone (hGH). Numerous advances have occurred during this period. This book does not attempt to summarize past achievements. Rather, it deals with the contemporary issues in hGH research. A discussion of the present state of the art, of necessity, includes a review of the past. Some of the topics herein discussed include the following: 1. Growth hormone releasing factor (GRF). In 1973, the growth hormone inhibitory factor (somatostatin) had recently been discovered. The search for a releasing factor in humans led to its discovery not in the pituitary but in a pancreatic tumor that secreted growth hormone. The advances are discussed in this book. The current hope is that GRF will eventually become an effective therapeutic agent for idiopathic hypopituitarism in childhood and adolescence. 2. Biosynthesis of hGR by recombinant DNA technology. Current advances are discussed. Although hGH is not yet an approved drug, it will eventually become one. This will broaden our horizons in terms of hGH effectiveness in disorders other than hypopituitary dwarfism. The current experience with this type of hGH in both the Vnited States and Europe is reviewed by several authors.