somatotropic hormone
noun Etymology: somat- + -tropic Date: 1938 growth hormone 1

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

  • Hormone — A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. Many hormones are secreted by specialized glands such as the thyroid gland. Hormones are essential for every activity of daily living,… …   Medical dictionary

  • somatotropic — Having a stimulating effect on body growth. SYN: somatotrophic. [somato + G. trope, a turning] * * * so·ma·to·trop·ic .sō mət ə trō pik, sə .mat ə , träp ik or so·ma·to·tro·phic trō fik adj promoting growth <somatotropic activity> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • somatotrophic hormone — somatotropic hormone growth h …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Growth hormone releasing hormone — Protein Name=PAGENAME caption= Symbol=GHRH AltSymbols=GRF, GHRF HGNCid=4265 Chromosome=20 Arm=p Band= LocusSupplementaryData=12 or q11.2 q12 ECnumber= OMIM=139190 EntrezGene=2691 RefSeq=NM 021081 UniProt=P01286 PDB=Growth hormone releasing… …   Wikipedia

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