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Human Growth Hormone

A 191-amino acid polypeptide hormone secreted by the human adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR), also known as GH or somatotropin. Synthetic growth hormone, termed somatropin, has replaced the natural form in therapeutic usage such as treatment of dwarfism in children with growth hormone deficiency.

Year introduced: 2003 (1997)

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.699.631.525.425.875, D12.644.548.691.525.425.875

MeSH Unique ID: D019382

Registry Number: 12629-01-5

Entry Terms:

  • Growth Hormone, Human
  • hGH (Human Growth Hormone)
  • Somatropin (Human)
  • Somatotropin (Human)
  • Somatropin
  • Serostim
  • Zomacton
  • Cryo-Tropin
  • Cryo Tropin
  • CryoTropin
  • Recombinant Human Growth Hormone (Mammalian)
  • r-hGH-M
  • r-hGH(m)
  • Humatrope
  • Umatrope
  • Maxomat
  • Norditropin
  • Norditropin Simplexx
  • Norditropine
  • Nutropin
  • Omnitrope
  • Saizen
  • Genotropin
  • Genotonorm

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