Growth hormone as growth factor


Although it is well known that growth hormone allows for the growth of the organism at postnatal period, there is no evidence that it does affect the growth of the fetus in utero. We can only speculate on what we think might b the role of growth hormone in fetal growth. Although it is thought that anencephalic fetus might have been shown to be hypopituitaric suggesting that hypopituitarism might not adversely affect the fetus when produced in low qualities in the fetus since anencephalic fetuses are usually of normal size.


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