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Constitutional growth delay
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You can think of it as a slowed rate of maturation, which happens normally in some people.
Now, sexual maturation is under the control of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis.
This axis also starts with the hypothalamus which releases Gonadotropin-releasing hormone, or GnRH which stimulates the anterior pituitary to produce the gonadotropin hormones: luteinizing hormone, or LH, and follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH.
Constitutional growth delay (CGD) is a condition in which some children grow slowly during early childhood and puberty compared to their peers. CGD is the most common cause of short stature in children and pubertal delay in adolescents. It is considered a normal variation to growth because individuals with constitutional growth delay usually end up achieving normal adult heights by adulthood.
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