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growth hormone (sense )
human growth hormone
nounAbbr. HGH or hGH
- A growth hormone released by the human pituitary gland.
- A synthetic form of this hormone produced by recombinant DNA technology, used to treat a deficiency of growth hormone and certain other medical conditions. It is often used illegally, especially to improve athletic performance. Also called somatropin .