Linearization of human growth curves affords new classification of dwarfism

Gabriel Schreiber, Bruce Baron

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We describe here a new technique for analyzing human growth curves using a first order kinetic representation. Plotting in [ (h-ht) h]vs time (where h and ht represent the final and instataneous heights) transforms growth curves into 3 linear phases and 2 interphases. These growth parameters can be quantitatively compared between normal individuals of the same gender, between different sexes, and between individuals of normal and aberrant growth. This analysis provides a new classification of dwarfism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine (all)


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