SYN: somatotropic. [somato- + G. trophe, nourishment]

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so·ma·to·tro·phic (so″mə-to-troґfik) somatotropic.

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  • somatotrophic — adjective That stimulates body growth, especially by producing somatotrophin …   Wiktionary

  • somatotrophic — so·ma·to·tro·phic …   English syllables

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  • somatotrophic hormone — noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans • Syn: ↑somatotropin, ↑somatotrophin, ↑somatotropic hormone, ↑STH, ↑human growth hormone, ↑growth hormone • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • somatotropin — /seuh mat euh troh pin, soh meuh teuh /, n. Biochem. a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans. Also called somatotrophic hormone /seuh mat euh trof ik, troh fik, soh meuh teuh , seuh mat euh , soh meuh… …   Universalium

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  • Adenoma — A benign tumor that arises in or resembles glandular tissue. If it becomes cancerous, it is called an adenocarcinoma. * * * A benign epithelial neoplasm in which the tumor cells form glands or glandlike structures; usually well circumscribed,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Growth hormone — A hormone made in the pituitary gland that stimulates the release of another hormone called somatomedin by the liver, thereby causing growth. Growth hormone is synonymous with somatotropin and somatropin. More specifically (and technically),… …   Medical dictionary

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