HyperDic: growth_hormone

English > 1 sense of the expression growth hormone:
NOUNbodygrowth hormone, somatotropin, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotrophic hormone, STH, human growth hormonea hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland
English > growth hormone: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans.
Synonymssomatotropin, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotrophic hormone, STH, human growth hormone
NarrowerProtropintrade name of a synthetic human growth hormone given to children deficient in the hormone
Broaderhormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Spanishhormona del crecimiento, somatotropina
Catalanhormona del creixement, somatotropina

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