human growth hormone


human growth hormone

noun

Definition of HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE

:  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

First Known Use of HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE

1960

human growth hormone

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE

: 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 especially by athletes to increase muscle mass—abbreviation HGH; see somatropin

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