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

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To get her hands on some human growth hormone (HGH). Tatiana Boncompagni, Harper's BAZAAR, "Inside Hollywood's Dangerous Anti-Aging Secret," 21 May 2019 So, now, their conspiracy theories have gone on steroids and human growth hormone. Fox News, "Mark Levin on media freakout over Trump-Putin summit," 18 July 2018 Barlin has pleaded guilty to one count each of importing testosterone and Shaw has pleaded guilty to three charges including importing steroids and human growth hormone. Fox News, "Glamorous Aussie model led vast black market steroid operation," 1 June 2018 This underground world soon turned its eyes toward human growth hormones and peptides, strings of amino acids and the building blocks of proteins. Michael Powell, New York Times, "At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias," 26 Mar. 2018 This is Watergate on steroids and human growth hormone. Fox News, "Sarah Sanders: Trump is way out of Jim Acosta's league," 19 May 2018 Woodard was connected to a shipment of human growth hormone from a Florida clinic. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Freddy Peralta's outing calls to mind Steve Woodard's amazing performance in 1997; here's a look at that contest," 13 May 2018 According to the plea agreement, Verstraete prescribed a brand-name human growth hormone called Serostim to at least seven patients who didn't need it. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Doc sold $1.5 million in drugs on black market that he prescribed to his own patients | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018 LeVeque suggests users get up and exercise first thing in the morning, since a fasted workout has the same benefits as intermittent fasting, which causes a surge in human growth hormone and testosterone to help burn fat. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jennifer Garner's Trainer Launched a Wellness App that Uses Artificial Intelligence," 9 Apr. 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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human growth hormone

noun

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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