Growth Hormone Treatment in Down's Syndrome

Growth Hormone Treatment in Down's Syndrome

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780471939917
  • DDC分類 616.858842061

Full Description


Down's Syndrome is the most common form of mental retardation. As short stature and retarded growth are the major characteristics of the disease, treatment with growth hormone has attracted interest from clinicians. This book reviews the molecular genetics and pathophysiology of Down's Syndrome and discusses many important aspects of future scientific and clinical research into its treatment with growth hormone.

Contents

Genetics, Growth Retardation, Microcephaly, Brain Growth and Neuroendocrine Dysfunction of GH and TSH; Animal Models of Down's Syndrome; Growth Hormone and Other Treatments in Down's Syndrome; Ethical, Nursing and Family Issues.