human growth hormone


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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Recent Examples on the Web Or his ties to performance-enhancing drugs, including an admission of unauthorized use of human growth hormone? Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Baseball Hall of Fame debate: Andy Pettitte’s candidacy exemplifies the quandary of the modern ballot," 12 Jan. 2021 Guillén’s career came to its end in 2010, when he was named in connection with a Florida clinic that had sold steroids and human growth hormone. Susan Slusser,, "A’s Gone By: Lightning rod José Guillén talks racism, steroids and his amazing arm," 16 June 2020 Prosecutors said Hasson had 30 vials of a human growth hormone and five vials of testosterone, among other steroids. Paul Duggan, Anchorage Daily News, "Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson sentenced to more than 13 years in alleged terror plot," 1 Feb. 2020 The most popular methods have included blood doping (via injections of the hormone EPO or blood transfusions) and taking anabolic steroids or human growth hormone. Grant Clark And Henry Meyer | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Sport, Drugs and Cheating," 9 Dec. 2019 Pages, groups and videos pushing steroids could be found through searching for keywords like human growth hormone or Humatrope. Cat Zakrzewski, The Denver Post, "Drug dealers are peddling steroids on Facebook and YouTube," 22 Sep. 2019 Part of Breivik’s manifesto urged the use of steroids for six weeks before a mass shooting, and so investigators theorize that is why Hasson had 30 bottles of human growth hormone. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting mass attack pleads guilty to gun, drug charges," 3 Oct. 2019 There is human growth hormone, which builds muscle and can hasten recovery from injury but carries its own medical dangers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Just because Andrew Luck does superhuman things doesn’t mean he’s not human," 26 Aug. 2019 Chromosome 18 contacted the Peck family shortly after Madi’s diagnosis and entered her into a two-year clinical study, providing her with human growth hormone treatments. Greg Luca,, "Daughter of UTSA basketball assistant coach an inspiration despite disability," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of human growth hormone

1954, in the meaning defined above

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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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