somatrem

somatrem
N-l-Methionyl growth hormone (human); a purified polypeptide hormone, made by recombinant DNA techniques, that contains the identical sequence of 191 amino acid s constituting naturally occurring somatotropin, plus an additional amino acid, methionine; used in long-term treatment of children deficient in somatotropin.

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so·ma·trem (soґmə-trem) a biosynthetic pharmaceutical preparation of human growth hormone, prepared by recombinant technology, using Escherichia coli, and differing from the natural human hormone in containing an additional methionine residue at the terminus. It is used to treat growth failure and AIDS-associated cachexia or weight loss, administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously.

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