synthetic human growth hormone


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synthetic human growth hormone

a synthetic form of somatotropin produced by recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid techniques from a strain of Escherichia coli bacteria. The polypeptide hormone consists of 191 amino acid residues in a sequence identical to that of natural human growth hormone.

synthetic human growth hormone

A growth hormone made with recombinant DNA techniques.
See also: hormone
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And while it's doubtful that all of the teens who reported having used synthetic hGH actually obtained prescribed synthetic human growth hormone, the proliferation of commercially available products that are marketed saying they contain synthetic hGH, or promote the natural production of hGH within the body, is staggering.
Requirement of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone II-16
In the July 5 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, Rudman and his colleagues suggest that treatment with synthetic human growth hormone might help some older people counteract that steady decline.