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Please help! what is the mechanism of action of "growth hormones" ?
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Dr. Philip Kernanswered
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Growth hormone: Growth hormone is made by the pituitary, and stimulates anther hormone, igf1, from the liver. Together they stimulate "growth" all over the body. Children and adolescents make a lot of this (contributing to adult height), and with age gh decreases, and is low in older people. Too much gh causes a disease called acromegaly.
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