trophic action

trophic action

Etymology: Gk, trophe, nutrition; L, agere, to do
the stimulation of cell reproduction and enlargement by nurturing and causing growth.
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5a-DHT is the principle androgenic stimulus with trophic action on the prostate via the androgen receptor.
As a "reservoir" for 5a-DHT, 3a-Adiol may indirectly potentiate the proliferative or trophic actions of 5a-DHT.
Embryonic development in the sea urchin requires trophic actions of the same neurotransmitters that participate in mammalian brain assembly.