Cretinism

The Pituitary Gland and Dwarfism
The Pituitary Gland and Dwarfism
The Pituitary Gland and Dwarfism The Pituitary Gland and Dwarfism The Pituitary Gland is situated at the base of the brain and it produces hormones which control growth. Too large an amount of these hormones causes giantism, a condition where facial features, hands, etc. become abnormally large. Too little causes dwarfism, where the overall stature of a person is very small. Dwarfism is the condition of being undersized, or less than 127 cm (50 in) in height. Some dwarfs have been less than 64