Growth Hormone


What is Growth Hormone? 

-Produced by the somatotrophic cells of the anterior pituitary gland and is the under the regulation of: 

(1) Hypothalmic releasing hormone: GnRH

(2) Inhibitory hormone: Somatostatin 

Regulation: -Gene endoing growth hormone GH1

-Synthesis and secretion of GH are regulated by the hypothalmus

-Releasing and inhibatory hormones

Action: Direct action on metabolic processes but most its effects are mediated by IGF-1 

-IGF produced by liver in reponse to…


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