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human growth hormone

noun

Definition of human growth hormone

  1. :  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



1960

First Known Use of human growth hormone

1960


Medical Dictionary

human growth hormone

noun

Medical Definition of human growth hormone

  1. :  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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