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Human Growth Hormone (HGH) - A Rendezvous with HGH

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Human Growth Hormone (HGH) - A Rendezvous with HGH

Synonyms: - Somatotropic hormone, growth hormone, human growth hormone.

Secreted by: - The acidophil cells of the anterior pituitary gland.

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Chemistry - Proteinaceous in nature with a single chain polypeptide of 191 amino acids. Molecular weight of HGH is 21,500.

Level fluctuation: - The basal level of HGH concentration in blood in a normal adult subject is up to 300 ng% and in children it is 500 ng%. Its level goes up in conditions like hypoglycaemia, fasting, starvation, exercise, stress and trauma, while a downslide is experienced in conditions like sleep, increased glucose level and increased fatty acids in blood.

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JonathonMicah

Human growth hormone [HGH] is a natural substance, which is released by the body's pituitary glands Growth Hormone

mala_technol

what should a young lady do for her better body growth if she is lean and thin even she take food as much quantity needed to an adult.

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