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


(ˌsəʊmətəʊˈtrəʊfɪn) ,




(Biochemistry) other names for growth hormone
ˌsomatoˈtrophic, ˌsomatoˈtropic adj
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Noun1.somatotrophin - 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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New Delhi is worried, for example, that American cows may have been given bovine somatotrophin, a growth hormone that's extracted from the pituitary gland of other cattle.
A single dose of recombinant bovine somatotrophin improves fertility in dairy cattle.
[5] Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare, "Report on the animal welfare aspects of the use of bovine somatotrophin," 1999,

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