growth hormone
noun Date: 1924 1. a vertebrate polypeptide hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and regulates growth; also a recombinant version of this hormone — called also somatotropin 2. growth regulator

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  • growth hormone — n. 1. a polypeptide hormone of the anterior part of the pituitary gland, that promotes normal growth 2. any of various substances that promote growth, as of plants or beef cattle …   English World dictionary

  • growth hormone — ► NOUN ▪ a hormone which stimulates growth in animal or plant cells …   English terms dictionary

  • growth hormone — growth hormone. См. соматотропный гормон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Growth hormone — HGH redirects here. For other uses, see HGH (disambiguation). Growth hormone 1 Growth hormone Identifiers Symbol GH1 …   Wikipedia

  • Growth hormone — A hormone made in the pituitary gland that stimulates the release of another hormone called somatomedin by the liver, thereby causing growth. Growth hormone is synonymous with somatotropin and somatropin. More specifically (and technically),… …   Medical dictionary

  • growth hormone — GH; = somatotrophin a hormone, synthesized and stored in the anterior pituitary gland, that promotes growth of the long bones in the limbs and increases protein synthesis (via somatomedin). Its release is controlled by the opposing actions of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • growth hormone — any substance that stimulates or controls the growth of an organism, esp. a species specific hormone, as the human hormone somatotropin, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbr.: GH [1920 25] * * * also called  somatotropin , or  human… …   Universalium

  • Growth Hormone — Somatotropin Strukturmodell des Somatotropin nach Kristallstruktur.[1] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Growth hormone — Somatotropin Strukturmodell des Somatotropin nach Kristallstruktur.[1] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • growth hormone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms growth hormone : singular growth hormone plural growth hormones biology a hormone that helps the process of growth in animal and plant cells. In animals, it is produced in the pituitary gland …   English dictionary

  • growth hormone — noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans • Syn: ↑somatotropin, ↑somatotrophin, ↑somatotropic hormone, ↑somatotrophic hormone, ↑STH, ↑human growth hormone • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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