growth hormone

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of growth hormone

1 :a vertebrate polypeptide hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and regulates growth; also :a recombinant version of this hormone called also somatotropin

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1924


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growth hormone

noun

medical Definition of growth hormone

:a vertebrate polypeptide hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and regulates growth; also :a recombinant version of this hormone called also somatotropic hormone, somatotropin ; see human growth hormone

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