somatomedin

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so·mat·o·me·din

 (sō-măt′ə-mēd′n, sō′mə-tə-)
[Perhaps somato(tropin) + (inter)med(iary) + -in.]

somatomedin

(ˌsəʊmətəˈmiːdɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a protein hormone that promotes tissue growth under the influence of growth hormone
[C20: from somato- + Latin medius middle + -in]

so•mat•o•me•din

(səˌmæt əˈmid n)

n.
any of various liver hormones that enhance the activity of a variety of other hormones, as somatotropin.
[1970–75; somato- + -med-, as in intermediary]
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Somatomedin C and Arginine: Implicit connections between mutually isolated literatures.
Somatomedin C is the major mediator of the anabolic, or constructive, action of growth hormone and is a prerequisite for normal homeostasis, or body harmony (Krsnich-Shriwise, 1997).