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Having a stimulating effect on body growth.
Synonym(s): somatotrophic
[somato- + G. tropē, a turning]
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, somatotrophic (sō'mă-tō-trō'pik, -trō'fik)
Having a stimulating effect on body growth.
[somato- + G. tropē, a turning]
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Alcohol, slow wave sleep, and the somatotropic axis.
The inhalation glucocorticosteroids (IGCS), which are in use for a long time as a basic anti-inflammatory BA treatment, is capable of influencing many key factors involved in the children body development: secretion and effect of somatotropic hormone, effect of an insulin-like growth factor, collagen synthesis, and production by adrenal glands of androgens [10,11].
ACTH: Adrenocorticotropic hormones; DCA: Desoxycorticosterone; GAS: General adaptation syndrome; STH: Somatotropic hormone (growth hormone)
(2008) observed that the IGF-I levels accurately reflected growth rate prior to elevations in sex steroids, suggesting that IGF-I may provide an endocrine signal between the somatotropic and reproductive axes that growth rate and/or size are sufficient to initiate gonad development.
A role for the somatotropic axis in neural development, injury and disease.
The role of the somatotropic system in cognition and other cerebral functions.
Williamson, "Effect of selenium and iodine supplementation on growth rate and on thyroid and somatotropic function in dairy calves at pasture," Journal of Dairy Science, vol.
Lopez-Calderon, "Effects of endotoxin lipopolysaccharide administration on the somatotropic axis," Journal of Endocrinology, vol.
Halaby, "Serum adiponectin and leptin levels in relation to the metabolic syndrome, androgenic profile and somatotropic axis in healthy non-diabetic elderly men," European Journal of Endocrinology, vol.
This may reflect the lack of body weight change in the SI mice and indicates that chronic social isolation stress exerts a greater effect on adiposity with little impact on the somatotropic axis.

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