somatotropin(redirected from pituitary growth hormone)
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so·mat·o·tro·pin(sə-măt′ə-trō′pĭn, sō′mə-tə-) also so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn)
See growth hormone.
so•mat•o•tro•pin(səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn)
a polypeptide growth hormone of humans, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Also called human growth hormone.
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|Noun||1.||somatotropin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans|
growth hormone, human growth hormone, somatotrophic hormone, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, STH
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