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somatotropin

[ suh-mat-uh-troh-pin, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌsoʊ mə tə- /
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noun Biochemistry.

a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans.

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Also called so·mat·o·troph·ic hor·mone [suh-mat-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, soh-muh-tuh-, suh-mat-uh-, soh-muh-tuh-], /səˈmæt əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˈsoʊ mə tə-, səˌmæt ə-, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/, human growth hormone.

Origin of somatotropin

1940–45; somatotrop(hic) stimulating body growth (see somato-, trophic) + -in2
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Medical definitions for somatotropin

somatotropin
[ sə-măt′ə-trōpĭn, sō′mə-tə- ]

n.

growth hormone
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Scientific definitions for somatotropin

somatotropin
[ sə-măt′ə-trōpĭn, sō′mə-tə- ]

See growth hormone.
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