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- Early epiphyseal closure during adolescence may cause stunted growth. A common source of this is steroids or other hormonal imbalances.
- Lack of epiphyseal closure, due to several conditions like estrogen insensitivity syndome and other hormonal imbalances, can cause osteoporosis even in men, alhough tall adult height.
I think Epiphysis should go to a disambiguation page, from which you can link either to this page or to pineal gland. In any case, disambiguation should never be part of an article in the way presented here. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:22, 15 May 2007 (UTC).
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Inconsistency between text and diagram
The text refers to the metaphysis and the epiphyseal plate — but the diagram does not show the former, and shows an epiphyseal line (not plate). It may be that line and plate are interchangeable, but it would be much better if the diagram was consistent with the text (or vice versa). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 06:01, 21 July 2013 (UTC)