somatomedin C


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somatomedin C

A widely used term for what is now designated insulin-like growth factor 1, see there.
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(1992), 70 female patients suffering from FS showed low serum levels of somatomedin C. Somatomedin C is the major mediator of the anabolic, or constructive, action of growth hormone and is a prerequisite for normal homeostasis, or body harmony (Krsnich-Shriwise, 1997).
Blood samples from each group were measured for levels of somatomedin C, a growth hormone that is secreted largely during stage-4 sleep.
The test results indicated that as a whole, the participants with fibromyalgia had significantly lower serum levels of somatomedin C than did the healthy controls.