somatotropin


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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Growth aspects, pubertal attainment and semen characteristics of buffalo calves treated with somatotropin under different climatic conditions.
Dose-effects of recombinant bovine somatotropin on growth performance and body composition of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
Voluntary labeling of milk and milk products from cows that have not been treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin.
The antibodies so produced can be used as solid phase capture antibodies in quantitative estimation of bovine somatotropin and in the development of an in house ELISA for estimation of recombinant bovine (Berrini et al.
The hypothalamus regulates serum GH levels through the release of two functionally opposing hormones: growth hormone-releasing hormone stimulates GH release, while somatotropin release-inhibiting hormone reduces it.
The artificial growth hormone rBST -- which stands for recombinant bovine somatotropin hormone (rBST) and increases a cow's production of milk -- is no longer being used by the farmers that provide milk for Ukrop's and Richfood milk and cream products, Ukrop's said.
In related news, several states are considering legislation that would regulate label claims for milk from farms that agree not to use the recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) production stimulant, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) said on February 19.
Recombinant bovine somatotropin (so-mah-to-tro-pihn), also known as rBST, has been used to supplement the naturally occurring bovine somatotropin (BST) in cattle to increase milk production.
Relationship of thermal status to productivity in heat-stressed dairy cows given recombinant bovine somatotropin.
The letters outline how certain milk labels and promotions that differentiate milk based on farmer use of POSILAC bovine somatotropin (bST) are misleading to consumers and do not meet the standards set by laws and regulations for either of the agencies.
Influence of matrix on concentrations of somatotropin measured in serum with commercial immunoradiometric assays.

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