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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.