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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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This growth process is stimulated by somatotrophin (growth hormone) released by the anterior pituitary gland.
Influence of bovine somatotrophin and replacement of corn dextrose with concentrate on the performance of mid-lactating buffaloes fed urea-treated wheat straw.
4) The US, for instance is happy that its milk farmers use bovine somatotrophin to raise milk yields even though there may be mastitis risks involved, but European regulators have not allowed the use of this product.

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