somatotropic hormone


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Related to somatotropic hormone: growth hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone

so·mat·o·trop·ic hormone

 (sə-măt′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, sō′mə-tə-)
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Noun1.somatotropic 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
References in periodicals archive ?
In determining which pituitary gland hormone might produce these symptoms, he examined the somatotropic hormone (STH, growth hormone).
ACTH: Adrenocorticotropic hormones; DCA: Desoxycorticosterone; GAS: General adaptation syndrome; STH: Somatotropic hormone (growth hormone)
Effect of bovine somatotropic hormone (bST) administration on productive performance of Nili - Ravi buffaloes fed varying levels of dietary energy (mean+- SE) during 60d.

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