Human Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone: A 191-amino acid polypeptide hormone secreted by the human adenohypophysis (Pituitary Gland, Anterior), also known as GH or somatotropin. Synthetic growth hormone, termed somatropin, has replaced the natural form in therapeutic usage such as treatment of dwarfism in children with growth hormone deficiency.1

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ dwarfism.html

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