growth hormone insensitivity syndrome

January 2009
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p989
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "growth hormone insensitivity syndrome (GHIS)," which refers to Laron syndrome, is presented.


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