any substance that stimulates or controls the growth of an organism, especially a species-specific hormone, as the human hormone somatotropin, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbreviation: GH
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How to use growth hormone in a sentence
Obviously, growth hormone is necessary early on in life, but there is increasing evidence that high levels of IGF-1 in mid to late life are associated with increased late-life illness.Why It’s Still a Scientific Mystery How Some Live Past 100—and How to Crack It | Richard Faragher | December 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
One potential cause of this is reduced levels of a growth hormone called IGF-1—although human centenarians are not necessarily shorter than the rest of us.Why It’s Still a Scientific Mystery How Some Live Past 100—and How to Crack It | Richard Faragher | December 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Its conventional medical use, which began in the 1950s and was synthesized and FDA-approved in 1985, was primarily for children who have been diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency and were smaller in stature.
Sleep deprivation has been shown to suppress testosterone and growth hormone production and enhance cortisol levels, which could weaken muscles and leave you more susceptible to injury.
When you’re in a deep Slumber, your body releases anabolic hormones like testosterone and human growth hormone, both of which are critical to health and physical function.
At 11, back in his home town of Rosario, Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency.
These packets are not necessarily the same thing as human growth hormone.Major League Baseball’s Planned Suspensions Are Already a Bust | David Roth | June 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Lance responded that he had taken EPO, testosterone, growth hormone, cortisone, and steroids,” she says.Why Victoria Gotti Is Rooting for Banned Cyclist Lance Armstrong | Michael Daly | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the other end, a tumor of the pituitary can over-produce growth hormone and cause acromegaly.Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial? | Kent Sepkowitz | June 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And brushing them helped raise their growth-hormone secretions.
British Dictionary definitions for growth hormone
a hormone synthesized in and secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that promotes growth of the long bones in the limbs and increases the synthesis of protein essential for growth: Also called: somatotrophin, human growth hormone
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Scientific definitions for growth hormone
A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland that promotes growth by stimulating protein synthesis. Growth hormone also acts on the liver to produce peptides called somatomedins, which stimulate growth of bone, cartilage, and muscle. Also called somatotropin
Any of various natural or synthetic substances that regulate the growth of plants. Auxins in plants are growth hormones.
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