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What are Growth Hormone Disorders? Growth Hormone (GH) is the pituitary hormone that stimulates body growth and development during childhood. Virtually every tissue in the body contains receptors for GH. Coupled with the finding that GH deficiency in adults is associated with higher mortality, suggested that GH may have equally important actions during adulthood.

Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH). It most commonly affects middle-aged adults and can result in serious illness and premature death. Once recognized, acromegaly is treatable in most patients, but because of its slow and often insidious onset, it frequently is not diagnosed correctly.

Neuroendocrine Bulletin Archive
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Profiles of the Endocrine Clinic: A Decade of the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine Clinical Center.

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Anne Klibanski, M.D., 
Director, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center

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Outpatient clinic visits and inpatient consultations can be arranged by calling the Neuroendocrine Clinical Center office. Physicians with questions may contact Dr. Grinspoon at 617.726.7948


Physicians with questions may contact:

Dr Biller or Dr Klibanski at
617.726.3965 or 1.888.429.6863

[Neuroendocrine Clinical Home] Profiles of the
Neuroendocrine Clinic
The Neuroendocrine Clinical Center was founded in 1985, in order to provide a multidisciplinary approach to patients with pituitary and hypothalamic disorders.
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