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.
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