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


(səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn)

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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Noun1.somatotropin - 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


n somatotropina
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