Definition of somatotropin in English:

somatotropin

(also somatotrophin)

noun

Biochemistry
  • A growth hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.

    • ‘Monkeys respond to somatotrophin from monkey pituitaries but not from cattle and both human and beef hormone are active in the rat.’
    • ‘The over production of somatotrophin can cause gigantism while under production can result in dwarfism.’
    • ‘Studies show that a 4-year course of somatotrophin can increase bone density by approximately 12%.’
    • ‘The Human Growth Complex formula contains somatotrophin and other powerful ingredients and has become a favorite product of athletes seeking an effective legal formulation.’
    • ‘The release of somatotrophin follows a diurnal variation with the greatest impulses occurring during deep sleep.’

Pronunciation

somatotropin

/səˌmadəˈtrōpən//səˌmædəˈtroʊpən/