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Is human growth hormone really a steroid?
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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine
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In brief: No, But Legally Yes
Human growth hormone is a peptide that is 191 Amino Acids long and it is not a steroid.
Legally it has been classified with steriods for prosecutorial reasons. Hgh is one of the few drugs in the pdr where off-label use has been crimalized. This means one must have the symptoms associated with hgh deficiency and fail a growth hormone stimulation test....Twice.

In brief: No, But Legally Yes
Human growth hormone is a peptide that is 191 Amino Acids long and it is not a steroid.
Legally it has been classified with steriods for prosecutorial reasons. Hgh is one of the few drugs in the pdr where off-label use has been crimalized. This means one must have the symptoms associated with hgh deficiency and fail a growth hormone stimulation test....Twice.
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: While no...
Hgh is not a steroid, but a peptide hormone produced by the pituatary gland.
It does have potent anabolic properties which are synergistic with anabolic steroids, ie. Testosterone. It is widely used by professional athletes in every sport, because it can only be detected using a blood test., not a urine test. So it has complementary actions with steroids, albeit illegal in sports!

In brief: While no...
Hgh is not a steroid, but a peptide hormone produced by the pituatary gland.
It does have potent anabolic properties which are synergistic with anabolic steroids, ie. Testosterone. It is widely used by professional athletes in every sport, because it can only be detected using a blood test., not a urine test. So it has complementary actions with steroids, albeit illegal in sports!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: No
Human growth hormone is not a steroid but a member of the protein based peptide family of hormones.

In brief: No
Human growth hormone is not a steroid but a member of the protein based peptide family of hormones.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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