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Growth Hormone (GH, Somatotropin)

Growth Hormone (GH, Somatotropin)

Growth hormone (GH, somatotropin) is any substance stimulating growth, especially one secreted by the pituitary which exerts a direct effect on protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and controls the rate of skeletal and visceral growth.

It increases the synthesis of sonmatomedins in the liver.

Hadley, M.E. 1984. Endocrinology. Prentice-Hall, Inc. New Jersey. 547.