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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Ms MacDonald was instrumental in the successful campaign for a moratorium on the use of the genetically engineered milk- boosting hormone bovine somatotrophin (BST).
For example, bovine somatotrophin (BST), which is prohibited in the EU, is a growth hormone produced naturally, in very small amounts, in the pituitary glands of cows.
Lanfear held senior leadership positions within multiple product development programs, including those for growth factors, somatotrophins and neurotrophins.

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