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Title: Auxology - an editorial
Authors: Hermanussen, Michael
Bogin, Barry
Keywords: Auxology
Human growth
Body height
Developmental tempo
Community
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Biomed Central / © Hermanussen and Bogin
Citation: HERMANUSSEN, M. and BOGIN, B., 2014. Auxology - an editorial. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 40, article 8.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1186/1824-7288-40-8
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15126
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1824-7288-40-8
ISSN: 1824-7288
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