Auxology (Greek alphaupsilonxiomega - I let grow) is the science of human growth and development. Significant public interest focuses on questions like: how does my child grow? How did our ancestors grow? How do other people around the world grow? Are there advantages to being tall and disadvantages to being short? Am I too fat? And many questions are related to the treatment of growth failure.
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Published inItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Pages8 - 8
CitationHERMANUSSEN, M. and BOGIN, B., 2014. Auxology - an editorial. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 40, article 8.
PublisherBiomed Central / © Hermanussen and Bogin
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