- pituitary growth hormone
- somatotropic hormone
- Polypeptide that is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland; affects protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A peptide hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and regulates several physiologic processes, including growth and metabolism.(NCI)
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.