somatotropin

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somatotropin:

see growth hormonegrowth hormone
or somatotropin
, glycoprotein hormone released by the anterior pituitary gland that is necessary for normal skeletal growth in humans (see protein).
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somatotropin

[‚sō·mə′tä·trə·pən]
(biochemistry)
The growth hormone of the pituitary gland.
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