First Published in 1989 this is a collection of essays based on a series of lectures given at a symposium held at the University of Southampton Medical School from eight experts in the field of growth failure.  Interest in growth hormone, its regulation and its therapeutic use has grown enormously since the introduction of genetically engineered growth hormone in 1985. The very pratcial probelms of measuring growth, the physiology of growth failure and its epidemiology are followed by a richly illustrated chapter on the spectrum of diseases assciated with short stature and an expert with extensive experience in the field looks at the application of growth hormone therapy. 

chapter |23 pages

Growth Measurement

ByJohn Buckler

chapter |11 pages

The Physiology of Growth Hormone Regulation

ByRichard Ross, Michael Besser

chapter |14 pages

Epidemiology of Growth Failure

ByMichael Parkin

chapter |30 pages

The Clinical Spectrum

ByPeter Betts

chapter |8 pages

Growth Hormone Therapy

ByC. G. D. Brook

chapter |12 pages

Growth at Puberty

ByMartin Savage

chapter |11 pages

Human Growth Hormone – Its Current Implications and Future Applications

ByBrian Gennery, Stephen Wise

chapter |7 pages

Growth Hormone – A Consumer′s Viewpoint

ByTam Fry