Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a medical condition, caused by problems arising in the  pituitary gland, in which the body does not produce enough growth hormone that stimulates cell reproduction and growth.

 

Growth hormone deficiency in childhood commonly has no identifiable cause, and adult-onset GHD is commonly due to pituitary tumours and their treatment or to cranial irradiation

 

GH deficiency can be treated through growth hormone replacement, injections of growth hormone, or radiation or surgical treatment of tumors.