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somatotropin

 [so´mah-to-tro″pin]
growth hormone. adj., adj somatotro´pic.

so·ma·to·tro·pin

(sō'mă-tō-trō'pin), Do not confuse this word with somatropin.
A protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary, produced by the acidophil cells, which promotes body growth, fat mobilization, and inhibition of glucose use; diabetogenic when present in excess; a deficiency of somatotropin is associated with a number of types of dwarfism (type III is an X-linked disorder).
[for somatotrophin, fr. somato- + G. trophē nourishment; corrupted to -tropin and reanalyzed as fr. G. tropē, a turning]

somatotropin

/so·ma·to·tro·pin/ (-tro″pin) growth hormone.

somatotropin

(sə-măt′ə-trō′pĭn, sō′mə-tə-) also

somatotrophin

(-trō′fĭn)

somatotropic hormone, somatotropin

somatotropin

Growth hormone, see there.

so·ma·to·tro·pin

, somatotropic hormone (sōmă-tō-trōpin, -trōpik hōrmōn)
A protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary, produced by the acidophil cells, which promotes body growth, fat mobilization, and inhibition of glucose utilization; diabetogenic when present in excess; a deficiency of somatotropin is associated with a number of types of dwarfism.
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): growth hormone, pituitary growth hormone.
[fr. somato- + G. trophē nourishment; corrupted to -tropin and reanalyzed as fr. G. tropē, a turning]

somatotropin

Growth hormone produced by recombinant DNA techniques (genetic engineering) and used to treat growth defects. Brand names are Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, Saizen and Zomacton.

somatotropin

; growth hormone; GH anterior pituitary hormone that promotes body growth, mobilizes fat stores and inhibits glucose uptake from blood; GH excess prepuberty causes giganticism, and postpuberty causes acromegaly, both of which may be characterized by secondary diabetes (due to effects of excess GH on glucose uptake from blood); underproduction of somatotropin causes a form of dwarfism

so·ma·to·tro·pin

, somatotropic hormone (sōmă-tō-trōpin, -trōpik hōrmōn)
Protein hormone of anterior lobe of pituitary, produced by acidophil cells, which promotes body growth, fat mobilization, and inhibition of glucose use.
Synonym(s): growth hormone.
[fr. somato- + G. trophē nourishment; corrupted to -tropin and reanalyzed as fr. G. tropē, a turning]

somatotropin (sō´matōtrō´pin),

somatotropin, somatotrophin

growth hormone. See also pituitary.
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Effects of exogenous bovine somatotropin on lactation.
Twenty years ago, there were similar concerns when dairy farmers began using a protein called recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rbST, to stimulate milk production in cows.
Recumbant bST, or Bovine somatotropin, a natural protein produced in the pituitary gland of all cattle, helps adult cows produce milk.
2] microglobulin, prostate-specific antigen, and rheumatoid factors were measured with the Elecsys 2010 (Roche Diagnostics); serum concentrations of C-peptide, cortisol, estradiol-17[beta], follicle-stimulating hormone, insulin, luteinizing hormone, parathyroid hormone, progesterone, prolactin, somatotropin, testosterone, and thyroglobulin were measured with the Immulite 2000 (DPC); and serum osmolality was measured with the Krioskop 800c1 (Slamed).
One such hormone, recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbsT), or bovine growth hormone, has been a target of activists for nearly two decades.
Issuance of this patent follows the issuance of United States Patent 6,288,304 entitled "Expression of Somatotropin in Plant Seeds" in September of 2001.
Dairy farm demand for recombinant bovine somatotropin will continue to grow, although to a lesser extent than in previous years, given a weak dairy market and ongoing culling of dairy farmer ranks.
Interviewers read the following statement verbatim to respondents, "Bovine somatotropin (rbGH) is a growth hormone, which when administered/injected in fully grown, lactating cows, increases their milk production, thereby improving dairy farm profits.
The Green Group is calling for all milk and dairy products produced from cows treated with the controversial genetically engineered growth hormone, bovine somatotropin (rBST, also called BGH), to be banned in the EU and for rBST to be taken off the market word-wide.
The widening use of bovine somatotropin (BST) is expected to increase US yields by an additional 4% by 1999.
April-June milk production per cow received the expected lift from new forage, heavier concentrate feeding, and use of bovine somatotropin and rose more than 2 percent from a year earlier.
Somatotropin, also known as growth hormone, has exhibited similar effects in growing livestock -- without causing a corresponding toughening of their meat, Beermann reports.

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