a mutual fund that invests primarily in growth stocks.
noun 1. any substance that stimulates or controls the growth of an organism, especially a species-specific hormone, as the human hormone somatotropin, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbreviation: GH. noun 1. a hormone synthesized in and secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that promotes growth of the long bones in the […]
- Growth hormone-producing adenoma
growth hormone-producing adenoma n. A tumor that may secrete both growth hormone and prolactin, causing gigantism or acromegaly. Also called acidophil adenoma, eosinophil adenoma.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a substance produced in the hypothalamus that regulates the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbreviation: GRF.
- Growth line
growth line n. Any of various dense transverse lines observed in radiographs of long bones, representing bone regrowth after temporary cessation of longitudinal growth. Also called Harris’ line.