growth hormone definition

  • noun:
    • A polypeptide hormones released because of the anterior lobe associated with pituitary gland that promotes development of the body, particularly by stimulating release of somatomedin, hence influences the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Also known as human growth hormone, somatotropic hormones, somatotropin.
    • Any of various all-natural or synthetic substances that control the development of animals or flowers, like pituitary growth hormones in vertebrates and auxins in flowers.
    • Any polypeptide hormone, released because of the pituitary gland, that promotes growth and regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
    • Any synthetic material that promotes development in creatures or flowers.
    • a hormone generated by the anterior pituitary gland; encourages development in people

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