OBJECTIVE: To determine whether duration of exposure to GH and/or rate of change of serum GH concentration are important factors in determining the growth rate of short children. DESIGN: An analysis of parameters of occupancy percentage and rate of change of serum GH concentration was performed as part of a prospective study investigating the relationship between growth and GH in childhood. PATIENTS: Sixty-four short prepubertal children (48 male, 16 female) aged between 4.7 and 11.9 years we...Expand abstract
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Rate of change (modulation) of serum growth hormone concentrations is a more important factor in determining growth rate than duration of exposure.
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