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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/16/2002 9:41:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 9:52:01 PM EST
They are doctors that specialize in glands. Your doctor may have concern that your daughter's pineal gland may not be working normally. IIRC it controls growth rate.
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 10:00:54 PM EST
hormones and glands.
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 10:04:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 10:14:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/16/2002 10:15:00 PM EST by IMHO]
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: . . .Your doctor may have concern that your daughter's pineal gland may not be working normally. IIRC it controls growth rate.
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Pituitary? Wanna hear a less tricky name for one hormone that plays a role in growth? I think that you'll remember this one and not get it confused with something else: Growth Hormone.
Link Posted: 7/16/2002 10:46:57 PM EST
Ya, pituitary. I always got those 2 confused in anatomy class.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 9:52:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: Ya, pituitary. I always got those 2 confused in anatomy class.
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That's ok, Imbro. Put enough lead through either location and the perp is in trouble.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 9:56:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/17/2002 9:57:34 AM EST by Cincinnatus]
Originally Posted By DrFrige: My wife got a phone call today from my daughter's pediatrician concerned that my daughter has not really grown in the last few visits to the dr's office. They want to see her again in a month and if she has not grown, they want her to see an endocrinologist. What the heck does one of those do and I wonder what the dr is thinking about my kid? Now my kid does have a few heart problems and I know that a few other kids that have heart probs are small for their age. Wonder if that has anything to do.
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I have a nephew who's about 2 1/2. Apparently his body isn't producing enough growth hormone (he's a little guy). The endocrinologist prescribed Human Growth Hormone (HGH). So, every night his dad gives him a shot of HGH. Ouch! Poor little fella. It's for his own good.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 10:05:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: They are doctors that specialize in glands. Your doctor may have concern that your daughter's [red]pineal gland[/red] may not be working normally. IIRC it controls growth rate.
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, the minds eye! If ya'll want some very interesting reading, do a Google search on "Pineal Gland"... What you will learn is simply amazing, but is also what ancient civilizations have known for eons!
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