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human growth hormone

n. Abbr. HGH or hGH
1. A growth hormone released by the human pituitary gland.
2. A synthetic form of this hormone produced by recombinant DNA technology, used to treat a deficiency of growth hormone and certain other medical conditions. It is often used illegally, especially to improve athletic performance. Also called somatropin.
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human growth hormone

n
(Biochemistry) another name for growth hormoneAbbreviation: HGH
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so•mat•o•tro•pin

(səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn)

n.
a polypeptide growth hormone of humans, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Also called human growth hormone.
[1940–45; somatotrop(hic) stimulating body growth (see somato-, -trophic) + -in1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.human 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
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Comment: Recombinant human growth hormone is used to stimulate growth in short-for-age children.

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