somatotropic hormone


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Related to somatotropic hormone: growth hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone

so·mat·o·trop·ic hormone

 (sə-măt′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, sō′mə-tə-)
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Noun1.somatotropic hormone - 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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It was suggested that children with BA having night symptoms can have disturbances of night secretion of somatotropic hormone. It, in turn, can cause their growth inhibition.
In determining which pituitary gland hormone might produce these symptoms, he examined the somatotropic hormone (STH, growth hormone).

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