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hi doctors, can you tell me what are human growth hormones?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Growth hormone: Hi. It's singular, not pleural - growth hormone. Growth hormone is a protein hormone made in the pituitary gland that is important in growth of the body (skeleton & soft tissues) in childhood and continues to play a role in adulthood in maintenance of lean body mass, skeletal health, etc. We have it as a drug, and use it to treat growth hormone deficiency.
Answered on Jul 7, 2014

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