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Growth hormone

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Growth hormone

(Science: endocrinology, hormone) polypeptide (191 amino acids) produced by anterior pituitary that stimulates liver to produce somatomedins 1 & 2. A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans.A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that in essence promotes a wide range of activities in the body which stimulate growth. Generally, this will involve promoting protein synthesis, while the hormone also promotes the lengthening of bones which will help to provide support for the future growth of the organism.