human growth hormone

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human growth hormone

n. Abbr. HGH or hGH
1. A growth hormone released by the human pituitary gland.
2. A synthetic form of this hormone produced by recombinant DNA technology, used to treat a deficiency of growth hormone and certain other medical conditions. It is often used illegally, especially to improve athletic performance. Also called somatropin.

human growth hormone

(Biochemistry) another name for growth hormoneAbbreviation: HGH


(səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn)

a polypeptide growth hormone of humans, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Also called human growth hormone.
[1940–45; somatotrop(hic) stimulating body growth (see somato-, -trophic) + -in1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.human growth hormone - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Protropin - trade name of a synthetic human growth hormone given to children deficient in the hormone; use by athletes and weightlifters is banned
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According to the company, hGH-CTP is a novel, long-acting recombinant human growth hormone analog being developed for the treatment of children with growth failure due to inadequate endogenous growth hormone secretion, and adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) of either childhood or adult-onset etiology.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Human Growth Hormone market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 3.
We believe this collaboration will help advance our commitments to patients with Adult and Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency as we believe Pfizer's strengths, expertise and presence in the human growth hormone space makes them the ideal partner for our hGH-CTP program.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Human Growth Hormone market to grow at a CAGR of 4.
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When the Washington state medical board made inquiries about physician use of HGH a few years ago, it expressed concerns that human growth hormone was not approved for use in adults who have not been diagnosed with human growth hormone deficiency.
Not all patients can justify the cost and treatment of Human Growth Hormone.
Suspicions about some of the world's most-famous athletes using human growth hormone (hGH) have persisted for decades but until now there has been no reliable scientific test.
Most are men who use human growth hormone (HGH) to improve fitness and energy levels, but leading specialists claim it can have serious side effects.
SYLVESTER Stallone has defended using human growth hormone to get in shape for his new Rambo movie.
Stallone was fined EUR1,850 by an Australian court after he was caught with vials of the human growth hormone Jintropin.

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