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Growth Hormone Deficiency Medications (cont.)

What Causes Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Growth hormone deficiency may be congenital (an individual is born with the deficiency), or it may be acquired later in life. Congenital growth hormone deficiency may be caused by an abnormal pituitary gland, or it may be associated with other congenital syndromes. Acquired growth hormone deficiency may result from trauma, infections, pituitary and related tumors, radiation to the brain, brain cancer, or other diseases.

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The somatotroph cells of the anterior pituitary gland produce growth hormone.

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