Somatotopy



somatotopy so·ma·tot·o·py (sō’mə-tŏt’ə-pē)
n.
The correspondence of receptors in regions or parts of the body via respective nerve fibers to specific functional areas of the cerebral cortex.
so·mat’o·top’ic (sə-māt’ə-tŏp’ĭk, sō’mə-tə-) adj.

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    somatotroph so·mat·o·troph (sō-māt’ə-trŏf’, -trōf’, sō’mə-tə-) n. A cell of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that produces somatotropin.

  • Somatotrophic-hormone

    [suh-mat-uh-troh-pin, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans. somatotropin so·mat·o·tro·pin (sə-māt’ə-trō’pĭn, sō’mə-tə-) or so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō’fĭn) n. A polypeptide hormone secreted by somotrophs that promotes growth of the body, especially by stimulating release of somatomedin, and that influences the metabolism […]



  • Somatotropic

    somatotropic so·mat·o·trop·ic (sō-māt’ə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk, sō’mə-tə-) or so·mat·o·troph·ic (-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk) adj. Having a stimulating effect on body growth.

  • Somatotropin

    [suh-mat-uh-troh-pin, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans. somatotropin so·mat·o·tro·pin (sə-māt’ə-trō’pĭn, sō’mə-tə-) or so·mat·o·tro·phin (-trō’fĭn) n. A polypeptide hormone secreted by somotrophs that promotes growth of the body, especially by stimulating release of somatomedin, and that influences the metabolism […]



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