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somatotropin
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
A protein hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland, which stimulates growth of muscle, bone and mammary development in young animals and increases milk production in lactating animals by making available nutrients for milk synthesis and secretion.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9907.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9907
Used For
bovine growth hormone
bovine somatotropin
BST (bovine somatotropin)
GH (growth hormone)
growth hormone
human growth hormone
rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin)
recombinant bovine growth hormone
recombinant bovine somatotropin
recombinant human growth hormone
somatropin
Broader Term
anterior pituitary hormones
neuropeptides
Related Term
ghrelin
somatoliberin
somatostatin
somatotropin receptors
Spanish
somatotropina
Term Number
9907