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growth hormone

Definitions of growth hormone
  1. noun
    a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
    synonyms: STH, human growth hormone, somatotrophic hormone, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotropin
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    types:
    Protropin
    trade name of a synthetic human growth hormone given to children deficient in the hormone; use by athletes and weightlifters is banned
    type of:
    endocrine, hormone, internal secretion
    the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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