Somatotroph



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.

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  • 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 […]

  • Somatotropin-releasing factor

    somatotropin-releasing factor n. Abbr. SRF See somatoliberin.



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