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somatotropic hormone

Polypeptide that is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland; affects protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. A peptide hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and regulates several physiologic processes, including growth and metabolism. Synonym(s): GH, pituitary growth hormone, Growth hormone, somatotropin

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