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In 1998, two children with congenital adrenal insufficiency and early-onset morbid obesity were found to have causative null mutations in POMC. In a new study, therapy with the melanocortin-4 receptor agonist setmelanotide has for the first time brought hope of a normal life to patients with POMC-deficiency.NEXT ARTICLE
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
Congenital conditions are those which are present from birth. They include structural deformities or loss of function in organs such as the <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->heart, gut or skeletal system. They can be corrected by <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->surgery, m...
Diabetes Diabetes Endocrine Obesity Oxycontin Renal Disease Thyroid Disorders Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine glands and the hormones that they secrete (Oxford Medical Dictionary). There are several groups of h...