somatotrophic hormone

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Noun1.somatotrophic 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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Serum levels of somatotrophic hormone (STH), prolactin (PRL), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), thyroxin ([T.sub.4]), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), cortisol, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), triiodothyronine (T3) testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol and progesterone were measured, radio-immune assay (RIA) being used to measure pituitary hormones by means of commercially available kits (Immunotech a.s., Czech Republic).
(3) On the other hand, the environment, pre-natal and maternal factors, diseases(hyperpituitarism affecting somatotrophic hormone, hyperthyroidism and hypergonadism), nutrition, socio-economic status, climate, etc.