Gigantism - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Aug 07, 2018
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Glossary

Hormone: Chemical secreted by endocrine gland which has specific effects on its target tissues

Pituitary gland: Endocrine gland situated in the brain; it has an anterior and a posterior lobe each of which secretes different hormones 

Growth Hormone: Hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary

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