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 (sə-măt′ə-trō′pĭn, sō′mə-tə-) also so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn)
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(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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The results of azocarmine and orange G staining could demonstrate the difference of two types of acidophil cells: Orange somatotropic cells and nacarat lactotrophic cells (Figs.
These results suggested that the age-associated decline in somatotropic hormones may be attenuated by endurance training.
A previous study reported that reduced nutrient intake accounted for just 35% of HS-induced decreases in milk yield, with modest changes in the somatotropic axis possibly contributing to a portion of the remainder [27].
Somatotropic signaling: trade-offs between growth, reproductive development, and longevity.
Somatotropic regulation of fish growth and adiposity: growth hormone (GH) and somatolactin (SL) relationship.
The exclusion criteria were: (a) history of mental illness; (b) decompensated diabetes mellitus and hypertension; (c) use of medications that affect the somatotropic axis; (d) use of GH 1 yr before the initial evaluation; and (e) the presence of physical limitations that would prevent the execution of the protocols adopted in the study.
In chickens, the somatotropic axis is regulated by GHRH, thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), and somatostatin by the secretion of the growth hormone (GH) [20].
Somatotropic, thyrotropic, and gonadotropic function impairments manifests clinically as short stature, neonatal hypoglycemia, sequential loss of anterior pituitary tropic hormones [3].
Yen, "Insulin, somatotropic, and luteinizing hormone axes in lean and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: common and distinct features," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
(2004) Nutritional assessment of somatolactin function in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata): concurrent changes in somatotropic axis and pancreatic hormones.
Response of the somatotropic axis to alterations in feed intake of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus).

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