growth hormone


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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For example, many intermittent fasting protocols speak of a rise in growth hormone levels triggering fat loss. SELF, "What You Need to Know Before Trying Intermittent Fasting," 7 Nov. 2018 With Good Sleep Comes Better Gut Health—and Glowing Skin During deep sleep associated with this 14-hour cleansing window, the brain produces a growth hormone that is meant to repair both the gut lining and the skin lining. Kate Branch, Vogue, "The Healthy Diet of the Future Focuses On When—Not Just What—You Eat," 1 Aug. 2018 At the prompting of our pediatrician, who was concerned about Sophie's sluggish growth, she was tested and diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that had slowed her development across the board since birth. Jennifer Rabiner*, Redbook, ""Why Don't I Like My Own Child?"," 10 Nov. 2016 How about star Denis Cheryshev’s father saying the player took a growth hormone before the tournament? Jonathan Tannenwald,, "JP Dellacamera reflects on calling some of the 2018 World Cup's most dramatic goals," 5 July 2018 Others, known as secretagogues, stimulate the human pituitary gland to release excess growth hormone. Michael Powell, New York Times, "At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias," 26 Mar. 2018 Like growth hormone, all the time, everywhere, Florida. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Al Jazeera Says Peyton Manning Was "Source" Confirming Doping Claims in Film," 1 June 2018 That’s after lengthy suspensions for drug use were put in place in 2005 and human-growth hormone blood testing was added in 2012. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "MLB players made it impossible to believe Robinson Cano | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 15 May 2018 Chronic stress can diminish children's growth hormones, Cooper said., "Hart children's tiny bodies telegraphed warning that went unheeded by Oregon officials," 5 May 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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