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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When treated with synthetic human growth hormone, they gained almost three inches in height, on average, over untreated individuals of similarly short stature.
Although this is normal, both athletes and aging adults have been lured by the promise of youth, vitality, and increased muscle mass from synthetic human growth hormone (HGH).
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.