somatotrophic-hormone

somatotropin

[suh-mat-uh-troh-pin, soh-muh-tuh-]
noun Biochemistry.
a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans.
Also called somatotrophic hormone [suh-mat-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, soh-muh-tuh-, suh-mat-uh-, soh-muh-tuh-] , human growth hormone.


Origin:
1940–45; somatotrop(hic) stimulating body growth (see somato-, trophic) + -in2

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somatotropin so·mat·o·tro·pin (sə-māt'ə-trō'pĭn, sō'mə-tə-) or so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō'fĭn)
n.
A polypeptide hormone secreted by somotrophs that promotes growth of the body, especially by stimulating release of somatomedin, and that influences the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Also called growth hormone, human growth hormone, pituitary growth hormone, somatotropic hormone.

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somatotropin   (sə-māt'ə-trō'pĭn, sō'mə-tə-)  Pronunciation Key 
See growth hormone.
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