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What is the definition or description of: human growth hormone?

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Dr. George Gantsoudes answered

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Hormone: Growth hormone is a naturally occurring hormone released by the pituitary. It has been produced via recombinant dna technology as medication, known as hgh. It is used to treat certain conditions and some people abuse hgh for its anabolic properties to help them build muscle.

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Dr. Tanikqua Moore answered

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Stimulates growth: Human growth hormone is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. It is produced by the pituitary gland (a pea sized structure at the base of the brain).

Answered 2/19/2015

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