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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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Response of the somatotropic axis to alterations in feed intake of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus).
Growth hormone--releasing hormone (GHRH) secreted from cells in the arcuate and ventromedial nuclei of the hypothalamus into the hypophyseal portal system acts on somatotropic cells in the anterior pituitary, stimulating them to synthesize and release GH into the general circulation.
Effects of dietary carbohydrate restriction with high protein intake on protein metabolism and the somatotropic axis.
2004) Nutritional assessment of somatolactin function in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata): concurrent changes in somatotropic axis and pancreatic hormones, Comparative biochemistry and physiology Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology 138: 533-542.
It can therefore be inferred that Glycoline[R] had an early indirect effect on recovery of ovarian cyclicity, probably due to the more rapid recovery of the somatotropic axis, as has been mentioned by other authors (11, 12).
In determining which pituitary gland hormone might produce these symptoms, he examined the somatotropic hormone (STH, growth hormone).
Acne is primarily a disease of puberty associated with increased somatotropic signaling.
Somatotropic and gonadotropic axes linkages in infancy, childhood, and the puberty-adult transition.

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