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1. Short stature in humans is often called dwarfism and it can be caused by hormone deficiency, malnutrition, drug treatment, inherited diseases and bone structures fusing earlier than intended. What is the most common type of dwarfism, whose name literally translates into "without cartilage formation"?
2. With the causes of short stature often being from anatomical and physiological reasons, can a person suffering from dwarfism live to a ripe old age of 100 years?
3. Some groups of humans have an average male height of less than 150 cms. Which one of the groups listed below have members that are below 150 cms on average in height?
4. Verne Troyer is a famous stuntman and actor who played Mini Me in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999). One reason Verne is called a dwarf is because he is only 2ft 8in tall and has what type of body shape?
5. Which treatable primordial dwarfism Syndrome below is characterised by one part of a child's body growing faster than the other side, excessive night sweating and a triangular shaped face at birth?
6. Some Russian orthopedic surgeons are lengthening the legs of people who wish to be taller mostly for cosmetic reasons. What is this procedure called?
7. Growth of the body after birth can be impaired by conditions affecting the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. What system of the body are these glands part of?
8. Early degenerative joint disease can cause problems with breathing in short statured people and dwarfs. What anatomical sign would indicate that a slowly growing person may eventually suffer from breathing disorders?
9. A young 14 year old girl presented to her doctor with swelling in the hands and feet, a webbed neck, low hairline and low-set ears and was very short for her age. What diagnosis did the doctor give her?
10. In the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz" some of the adult cast members looked normally proportioned yet they only stood four feet high. What is this type of short stature called where a lack of growth hormone exists?
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