any of various liver hormones that enhance the activity of a variety of other hormones, as somatotropin.
a protein hormone that promotes tissue growth under the influence of growth hormone
somatomedin so·mat·o·me·din (sō-māt’ə-mēd’n, sō’mə-tə-)
A peptide synthesized in the liver, capable of stimulating certain anabolic processes in bone and cartilage, and whose secretion and biological activity are dependent on somatotropin. Also called insulinlike growth factor.
Any of several peptides that are synthesized in the liver and other tissues and are capable of stimulating growth processes, especially in bone, cartilage, and muscle. Somatomedins are secreted and activated in response to growth hormone. Somatomedin levels rise progressively during childhood, peak at puberty, and then stabilize at lower levels in adulthood. Somatomedins influence calcium, phosphate, carbohydrate, and lipid metabolism and have also been associated with the growth of certain cancers. Also called insulinlike growth factor.
somatopathic so·ma·to·path·ic (sō’mə-tə-pāth’ĭk) adj. Relating to bodily or organic illness.
noun, Cell Biology. 1. the cytoplasm of a somatic cell, especially as distinguished from germ plasm. noun 1. (biology) the protoplasm of a somatic cell the somatic cells collectively Compare germ plasm somatoplasm so·mat·o·plasm (sō-māt’ə-plāz’əm, sō’mə-tə-) n. The entirety of specialized protoplasm, other than germ plasm, constituting the body. The protoplasm of a somatic cell. […]
[suh-mat-uh-ploo r, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˈmæt əˌplʊər, ˈsoʊ mə tə-/ noun, Embryology. 1. the double layer formed by the association of the upper layer of the lateral plate of mesoderm with the overlying ectoderm, functioning in the formation of the body wall and amnion. somatopleure /ˈsəʊmətəˌplʊə; -ˌplɜː/ noun 1. a mass of tissue in embryo vertebrates that […]
[suh-mat-uh-sahy-kik, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈsaɪ kɪk, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the effects of the body on the mind. somatopsychic so·mat·o·psy·chic (sō-māt’ə-sī’kĭk, sō’mə-tə-) adj. Relating to the relationship between the body and the mind. Relating to the study of the effects of the body upon the mind.