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Growth hormone (GH) is a protein-based peptide hormone. It stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. Growth hormone is a 191-amino acid, single-chain polypeptide that is synthesized, stored, and secreted by the somatotroph cells within the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland.
Why do we need sleep?

Why do we need sleep?

Study finds high out-of-pocket spending on orphan drugs for rare childhood diseases

Study finds high out-of-pocket spending on orphan drugs for rare childhood diseases

Vitamin D deficiency during early development can influence metabolic health

Vitamin D deficiency during early development can influence metabolic health

Ghrelin may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss

Ghrelin may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss

Growth hormone associated with early puberty and future breast cancer risk

Growth hormone associated with early puberty and future breast cancer risk

Growth hormone plays a key role in increasing survival rates following liver surgery

Growth hormone plays a key role in increasing survival rates following liver surgery

Investigational oral form of treatment offers hope for adults with acromegaly

Investigational oral form of treatment offers hope for adults with acromegaly

TBI impairs growth hormone production, disrupting cognition, memory and sleep

TBI impairs growth hormone production, disrupting cognition, memory and sleep

Drug trial seeking treatment option for hyperphagia in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Drug trial seeking treatment option for hyperphagia in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, study shows

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, study shows

Intermittent fasting – not just a fad for cardiac patients

Intermittent fasting – not just a fad for cardiac patients

Cardiac catheterization patients practicing intermittent fasting live longer

Cardiac catheterization patients practicing intermittent fasting live longer

Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk

Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk

Study identifies factor essential for tendon growth

Study identifies factor essential for tendon growth

Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors is essential to maintain bone health

Long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors is essential to maintain bone health

Groundbreaking drug boosts growth rates in children with achondroplasia

Groundbreaking drug boosts growth rates in children with achondroplasia

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Researchers study the impact of and treatment for aggrecan deficiency

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Savings from lower insurance costs of growth hormone drugs not passed on to patients

Savings from lower insurance costs of growth hormone drugs not passed on to patients

Study finds increased financial burden for growth hormone treatment despite FDA approval

Study finds increased financial burden for growth hormone treatment despite FDA approval