Growth Hormone Deficiency: Growth hormone (GH) deficiency is a disorder that involves the pituitary gland, which produces growth hormone and other hormones. People affected by growth hormone deficiency may have short stature and a variety of health problems. Treatments include hormone replacement therapy and other measures, depending on the root cause of the deficiency.
Short Stature in Children Short stature describes a person who is not as tall as the average for his or her sex, ethnic group, and family. Often, short stature does not indicate a medical condition (growth failure) and may just be a normal variation. Short stature can be caused by malnutrition, chronic disease, or genetics.