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|Noun||1.||somatotrophic 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