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growth hormone

n.
1. Any of various natural or synthetic substances that regulate the growth of animals or plants.
2. Abbr. GH Any of such natural substances in vertebrates, consisting of polypeptide hormones that are secreted by the pituitary gland and promote growth of the body, especially by stimulating release of somatomedins. Also called somatotropic hormone, somatotropin.

growth hormone

n
(Biochemistry) a hormone synthesized in and secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that promotes growth of the long bones in the limbs and increases the synthesis of protein essential for growth. Also called: somatotrophin or human growth hormone

growth′ hor`mone


n.
any substance that stimulates or controls the growth of an organism, esp. a species-specific hormone, as the human hormone somatotropin.
[1920–25]

growth hormone

(or somatotrophin) Growth-stimulating hormone produced by the anterior (front) pituitary gland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

growth hor·mone

n. hormona del crecimiento, secreción de la glándula pituitaria que estimula el crecimiento.
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[ClickPress, Thu Aug 29 2019] Human growth hormone, also known as somatotropin or growth hormone, helps in the growth of all the essential tissues of the body including bones.
The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Human Growth Hormone industry market by types, applications, players and regions.
Numerous studies have confirmed that growth hormone along with other hormones decline with age.
Children with hypochondroplasia were given recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) treatment in a limited number of studies (5).
Biopharmaceutical company Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc revealed on Wednesday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ZOMACTON for Injection 5 mg and 10 mg recombinant human growth hormone (GH) indicated for replacement of GH in adults with GH deficiency.
Najmul Islam said that with the use of Growth Hormone, about 20% of patients suffer from side effects which can be reduced by lowering the dose.
Consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of children with idiopathic short stature: a summary of the Growth Hormone Research Society, the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Workshop.
Group IV in addition to chemotherapy and ghrelin received growth hormone releasing hormone antagonist (GHRH antagonist).
It was found that as the intensity of exercise increases, growth hormone released from anterior lobe of hypophysis increases.
Deficiency of growth hormone is often picked up at childhood checkups, when your child's weight and height are plotted on a graph to check they are within the average range for their age.

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