from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that promotes growth of the body, especially by stimulating release of somatomedin, and that influences the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Also called human growth hormone, somatotropic hormone, somatotropin.
- n. Any of various natural or synthetic substances that regulate the growth of animals or plants, such as pituitary growth hormone in vertebrates and auxins in plants.
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- n. Any polypeptide hormone, secreted by the pituitary gland, that promotes growth and regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
- n. Any synthetic substance that promotes growth in animals or plants.
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- n. a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
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Deeper sleep, and thus more beautifying human growth hormone hGH secretion during sleep
In February 2007, Sly Stallone was arrested when he brought forty-eight ampoules of growth hormone through Australian customs while on his Rambo publicity tour.
Soon thereafter (particularly as a result of stress and lack of sleep) come the decline in DHEA, the youthfulness and libido hormone I spoke about earlier, as well as human growth hormone (hGH) secretion.
It is during “deep-wave” sleep that hormone activities—like the release of human growth hormone hGH and regulation of cortisol—really kick in, protecting us from inflammation, the cumulative aging effects of stress, and other cortisol-related effects such as weight gain in the belly and immune problems.
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IGF-1, a key growth hormone that has been linked to breast and prostate cancers, may have a greater presence in hormone-treated meats and dairy.