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growth hormone


She said studies don’t support claims that human growth hormone improves athletic performance.
  a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes growth in humans
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growth hormone somatotropin
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Also called somatotropin.
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  • She said studies don’t support claims that human growth hormone improves athletic performance.
  • He’s working on something else: a growth hormone that will throw their systems out of whack and make them pupate before they’re supposed to.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It was important to me that the organic ice cream came from cows that did not receive injections of growth hormone to boost their productivity.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • The order of stringing determined the nature of the protein—whether it was insulin, hemoglobin, or growth hormone.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   growth hormone [9] , norepinephrine [8] , hydrocortisone [9] , melatonin [9]
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