Definition of growth hormone in English:

growth hormone


  • A hormone which stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) that secreted by the pituitary gland.

    • ‘Break a stalk, and the plant secretes a growth hormone that causes four or five shoots to bounce back.’
    • ‘And it also is not capable of germinating and that will give you a plant that needs the growth hormone to be able to germinate and also to be able to set seeds.’
    • ‘Measuring the response of growth hormone to an insulin stimulus is the standard measurement technique.’
    • ‘The physiological consequences of taking testosterone and human growth hormone are not yet fully known.’
    • ‘The growth hormone binds to its receptor on target cells, then creates some particular action.’
    • ‘In stress situations, there is a decline in secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.’
    • ‘Growth hormone is growth hormone, whether you're injecting it or whether it's coming from the pituitary gland.’
    • ‘Their growth hormone and testosterone levels are higher, and they have more testosterone receptor sites.’
    • ‘Within the first year of birth, secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland commences.’
    • ‘For example, if the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone, a child may grow excessively tall.’
    • ‘Some supplements claim to stimulate the release of growth hormone and may be legal.’
    • ‘He suffers from a rare condition called pituitary giantism, caused by the excess secretion of the pituitary growth hormone.’
    • ‘The osmoregulatory actions of growth hormone and prolactin are antagonistic.’
    • ‘We have been treating growth hormone deficiency with growth hormone in children for over four decades.’
    • ‘The hormone is made of an isolated gene from the growth hormone that cows produce when they lactate.’
    • ‘It may seem surprising that insects could produce a plant growth hormone.’
    • ‘Human growth hormone is now readily available, thanks to recombinant DNA technology.’
    • ‘The team has isolated the gene responsible for the growth hormone, sequenced and cloned it.’
    • ‘The secretion of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary stimulates the formation of cartilage and bones.’
    • ‘It is during sleep that most of the body's natural supply of growth hormone is secreted.’