human growth hormone
noun Date: 1960 the naturally occurring growth hormone of humans or a genetically engineered form that is used to treat children with growth hormone deficiencies and has been used especially by athletes to increase muscle mass

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  • human growth hormone — n the naturally occurring growth hormone of humans or a recombinant version that is used to treat children with growth hormone deficiencies and has been used esp. by athletes to increase muscle mass abbr. HGH see somatropin * * * (hGH) see growth …   Medical dictionary

  • human growth hormone — human growth hormones N VAR Human growth hormone is a hormone that is used to help short people, especially short children, to grow taller. The abbreviation HGH is also used …   English dictionary

  • human growth hormone — ☆ human growth hormone n. GROWTH HORMONE (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

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

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

  • human growth hormone — noun 1. a growth hormone produced in the pituitary gland of humans. 2. a synthetic form of this hormone developed for use in the treatment of growth disorders or to combat the effects of old age. Abbrev.: HGH …   Australian English dictionary

  • human growth hormone — Abbreviation: hGH See: growth hormone …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • human growth hormone — hu′man growth′ hor mone n. biochem. somatotropin Abbr.: hGH • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • human growth hormone — Biochem. somatotropin. Abbr.: hGH [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Growth hormone treatment — Growth hormone (GH) is a protein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. In the past growth hormone was extracted from human pituitary glands. GH is now produced by recombinant DNA technology, and… …   Wikipedia

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