somatomedin
noun Etymology: somat- + intermediary + 1-in Date: 1971 any of several endogenous peptides produced especially in the liver that are dependent on and probably mediate growth hormone activity (as in sulfate uptake by epiphyseal cartilage)

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  • Somatomedin — is a group of hormones that is produced, when stimulated by somatotropin (STH), to promote cell growth and division [eMedicineDictionary|Somatomedin] . In this way, they mediate the effect of somatotropin (also known as growth hormone… …   Wikipedia

  • somatomedin — [sə mat΄ə mēd′ən, sō΄mə təmēd′ən] n. any of a group of protein hormones produced in the liver and regulating the activity of growth hormones in building muscle and cartilage …   English World dictionary

  • somatomedin — Generic term for insulin like growth factors (IGFs) produced in the liver and released in response to somatotropin. Somatomedins stimulate the growth of bone and muscle, and also influence calcium, phosphate, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • somatomedin — /seuh mat euh meed n, soh meuh teuh /, n. Biochem. any of various liver hormones that enhance the activity of a variety of other hormones, as somatotropin. [1970 75; SOMATO or SOMATO(TROPIN) + med , as in INTERMEDIARY + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • somatomedin — noun Any of a group of peptides which mediate the action of somatotropin on cartilage …   Wiktionary

  • somatomedin — S. A is a peptide (MW about 4,000), synthesized in the liver and probably in the kidney, that is capable of stimulating certain anabolic processes in bone and cartilage, such as synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein (including chondromucoprotein),… …   Medical dictionary

  • Somatomedin — So|ma|to|me|din [Kurzw. aus ↑ Somatotropin u. ↑ intermediär], das; s, e; Abk.: SM; Syn.: Insulin like Growth Factor (ILGF, IGF), Non suppressible Insulin like Activity (NSILA), Sulfation Factor ( …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Somatomedin — Somato|medi̱n [Kurzbildung zu ↑Somatotropin u. ↑intermediär] s; s, e: unter dem Einfluß von Wachstumshormon in der Leber gebildete und freigesetzte Substanz, durch die das Wachstumshormon wirksam wird …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Somatomedin — So|ma|to|me|din das; s, e Kurzw. zu ↑Somatotropin, ↑Mediator u. ↑...in> unter dem Einfluss von Somatotropin in der Leber gebildete u. freigesetzte Substanz, durch die das Somatotropin wirksam wird (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • somatomedin — so·mato·me·din …   English syllables

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