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

Examples of human growth hormone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Former All-Star pitcher Carlos Martinez was suspended for 80 games under baseball’s minor-league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance ibutamoren, which increases human growth hormone. ... San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2022 As part of the new agreement, the 2022 season is expected to feature the most tests in the program’s history and blood testing for human growth hormone has resumed but with new technology. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Blood testing for human growth hormone, which began in 2012, was suspended because of the pandemic. New York Times, 25 Mar. 2022 The hormones involved include testosterone, human growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factor. Joe Friel, Outside Online, 11 Nov. 2020 Lira, 41, allegedly obtained misbranded human growth hormone and the blood building drug erythropoietin in advance of the Tokyo Games from sources in Central and South America. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 12 Jan. 2022 The results showed use of human growth hormone, and on or about July 30, Athlete-1 was provisionally suspended from Olympic competition, including the women’s 100-meter semifinals, set to take place that same evening. NBC News, 13 Jan. 2022 Athlete-1 was suspended from Olympic competition on July 30, 2021, after she was found to have used human growth hormone, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 12 Jan. 2022 Riley Macon, a college coach who has a master’s degree in exercise science, explained the two spikes of human growth hormone (HGH) that occur during a night of sleep. Jay Johnson, Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of human growth hormone

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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