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 (sə-măt′ə-trō′pĭn, sō′mə-tə-) also so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn)


(səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn)

a polypeptide growth hormone of humans, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Also called human growth hormone.
[1940–45; somatotrop(hic) stimulating body growth (see somato-, -trophic) + -in1]
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Noun1.somatotropin - 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


n somatotropina
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KARACHI -- The Sindh govAernment on Monday impAoAsed a 'complete' ban on the sale, purchase and use of the synthetic recombinant bovAine somatotropin (RBST) injAection used for increasing the production of milk in cattle.
Supreme Court of Pakistan has upheld the decision of DRAP for cancellation of registration of Recombinant bovine somatotropin (RBST) hormones and vacated the stay granted in this respect by High Court at Karachi, Sindh.
According to Heath care experts studies have shown that the hormone recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) has serious health risks for animals who are administered the hormonal injection and the humans who consumed their milk.
The RBST is a synthetic recombinant Bovine Somatotropin hormone.
There are reports that the enzymatic removal of N-linked sugar from native bPL increased the binding affinity of somatotropin receptor for BPL by about 1.
Effects of somatotropin on milk yield and physiological responses during summer farm and hot laboratory conditions.
Moreover, other researchers reported that the treatment of adult bulls with bovine somatotropin improved the ejaculate volume, concentration and morphology of sperm (5).
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of recombinant bovine somatotropin for use in dairy cows;
With international agencies and consumers banning animal proteins containing growth-enhancing drugs, such as ractopamine and recombinant bovine somatotropin, new initiatives will be required to enhance the sustainability of animal protein production without proportionally increasing land for agriculture.
Faiza Gul D/o Mohammad Ajmal Khan was awarded degree in the subject of Biological Sciences after approval of her thesis entitled Expression and Secretion of Recombinant Ovine Somatotropin in Escherichia Coli .
Still, the reason for braving the heat here was a good and necessary one: The 38th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission was being held this week of July 6-11, 2015, and one of the most important items to be debated on its agenda was the adoption of a maximum residue limit (MRL) for recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) or recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST).
Milk contamination became a bigger issue with the development of rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, also known as recombinant Bovine somatotropin or rBST), a genetically engineered artificial hormone that makes dairy cows produce more milk.

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