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What is the definition or description of: growth hormone?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Its a peptideHormone: Its a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and regeneration in humans. It is from a gland in the brain called the anterior pituitary gland. It can be given to kids that have growth disorders and deficiencies in gh.
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Pituitaryhormone: Growth hormone is necessary for growth in children and is still important in adults. Deficiencies can cause many problems beside poor growth in children and this condition should be evaluated by an endocrinologist for diagnosis and treatment, if needed.

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What is the definition or description of: hormone?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from one cell to another.

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