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so·mat·o·tro·pin(sə-măt′ə-trō′pĭn, sō′mə-tə-) also so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn)
See growth hormone.
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(Biochemistry) other names for growth hormone
ˌsomatoˈtrophic, ˌsomatoˈtropic adj
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|Noun||1.||somatotrophin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans|
growth hormone, human growth hormone, somatotrophic hormone, somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, STH
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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