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Preferred Term:

somatotropin

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.
Concept Schemes:
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Entry Terms:
  • recombinant human growth hormone
  • rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin)
  • somatropin
  • recombinant bovine growth hormone
  • human growth hormone
  • growth hormone
  • BST (bovine somatotropin)
  • GH (growth hormone)
  • recombinant bovine somatotropin
  • bovine growth hormone
  • bovine somatotropin
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/9907
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