Human Growth Hormone is a compendium of papers that discusses all aspects of human growth hormone (HGH) relevant in the treatment of dwarfs who are HGH deficient. This book discusses the approach of growth hormone treatment including the preparation of the hormone, its effect and interactions with other hormones, the methods used to detect growth hormone in human plasma, as well as its clinical applications. One author discusses the preparation of human growth hormone, its storage, method of bioassay, and procedures for ampouling HGH for clinical use. A couple of authors review the metabolic actions of HGH, namely, on the anabolic and skeletal systems, on carbohydrate and fat metabolism, and miscellaneous effects (renotropic, aldosterone, haematopoietic). One paper evaluates the treatment of dwarfism with HGH, and reports that in cases of HGH deficiency, the use of such treatment can be effective as long as the growth potential of the patient remains, and antibodies do not interfere with the treatment. The compendium can prove helpful for endocrinologists, genetic scientists, cellular microbiologists, and scientists involved in pharmacology and developmental anatomy.
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