somatomedin

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somatomedin

[sə‚mad·ə′med·ən]
(biochemistry)
A growth factor similar to insulin that may be produced by a variety of cell types. Also known as insulin-like growth factor.
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Blood samples from each group were measured for levels of somatomedin C, a growth hormone that is secreted largely during stage-4 sleep.
The test results indicated that as a whole, the participants with fibromyalgia had significantly lower serum levels of somatomedin C than did the healthy controls.
The scientists speculate that low levels of somatomedin C - and therefore the development of fibromyalgia -- may indeed be related to the disturbance in stage-4 sleep.