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 (sə-măt′ə-trō′pĭn, sō′mə-tə-) also so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn)


(ˌsəʊmətəʊˈtrəʊfɪn) ,




(Biochemistry) other names for growth hormone
ˌsomatoˈtrophic, ˌsomatoˈtropic adj
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Noun1.somatotrophin - 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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A federal appeals court in 1996 ruled that a statute enacted by Vermont that required dairy product labeling from cows given the GE recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBHG, also called recombinant bovine somatotropine or rBST) was in violation of the First Amendment.
There is also an informative and equally delicious glossary offering not only cheese-y terms like affinage and Bovine somatotropine but also not-so-mainstream social activists like Danny Cohn-Bendit Jose Bove and the punk band Bikini Kill.
Before joining FMC in 1991, he was research director for the Bovine Somatotropine Program at Monsanto.

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