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.
- Growth-onset diabetes
growth-onset diabetes n. Insulin-dependent diabetes.
- Growth rate
growth rate n. Absolute or relative growth increase, expressed in units of time.