somatotrophic


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so·ma·to·trop·ic

(sō'mă-tō-trop'ik),
Having a stimulating effect on body growth.
Synonym(s): somatotrophic
[somato- + G. tropē, a turning]

somatotrophic

/so·ma·to·tro·phic/ (so″mah-to-tro´fik) somatotropic.

so·ma·to·trop·ic

, somatotrophic (sō'mă-tō-trō'pik, -trō'fik)
Having a stimulating effect on body growth.
[somato- + G. tropē, a turning]

somatotrophic

(sō″mă-tō-trŏf′ĭk) [″ + tropos, a turning]
1. Having selective attraction for or influence on body cells.
2. Stimulating growth.
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Pathologies of the somatotrophic axis must be excluded in a young patient with an acromegalic phenotype, before considering other differential diagnoses, such as pseudoacromegaly associated with severe insulin resistance or pachydermoperiostosis (3).
The patient underwent transsphenoidal tumor resection; the pathologic diagnosis was pituitary adenoma, granulated somatotrophic type (Figure 2).
After a PubMed and Scopus search, we recovered only three cases of hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis secondary to somatotrophic pituitary adenoma with elevated lipase and amylase (8).
The recent studies have been indicated that the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in relation with genes of the somatotrophic axis are associated with performance traits in dairy cattle.
Changes in the somatotrophic axis associated with the initiation of lactation.
A model of intrauterine growth retardation caused by chronic maternal undernutrition in the rat: effects on the somatotrophic axis and postnatal growth.
According to their study, a potential mechanism of bone loss in depression involves concurrent activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and sympathoadrenal axes, suppression of the gonadal and somatotrophic axes, high interleukin-6 and low leptin levels.
Indeed, a significant correlation was found between plasma concentrations of IGF-1 and the capacity of the high-affinity somatotrophic binding sites (Breier et al.
Among these pathways, the somatotrophic axis (GH/IGF-I axis) should be emphasized because of its key roles in postnatal growth and metabolism in mammals (Shoshana et al.
2006) were found to enhance the growth performance of weaning pigs and modulate the intestinal microbial population and pH of early-weaned pigs, but the studies on the somatotrophic axis and immune response were very limited.