growth hormone

noun

Definition of growth hormone

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  growth regulator

First Known Use of growth hormone

1924


Medical Dictionary

growth hormone

noun

Medical 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 somatotropic hormone, somatotropin; see human growth hormone


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