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Somatotropin preparation

MedGen UID:
20836
Concept ID:
C0037663
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Hormone; Pharmacologic Substance
Synonyms: Growth Hormone; Growth Hormone, Pituitary; Pituitary Growth Hormone; Somatotropin
SNOMED CT: Somatotropin (713492005); Human growth hormone (713492005); Growth hormone product (56234005); Somatotropin preparation (56234005); Growth hormone preparation (56234005)
 

Definition

A polypeptide that is secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Growth hormone, also known as somatotropin, stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. Species-specific growth hormones have been synthesized. [from MeSH]

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