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Growth hormone

Definition noun, plural: growth hormones A polypeptide hormone that in humans and other animals essentially promotes... Read More

Somatotroph

Definition noun, plural: somatotrophs The hormone-secreting cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases... Read More

Positive feedback

Positive Feedback Definition Each mechanism of the body like temperature, blood pressure, and levels of specific nutrients... Read More

Pituitary gland

Definition noun, plural: pituitary glands An endocrine gland situated off the bottom of the hypothalamus, and acts as the... Read More

Hypothalamic hormone

Definition noun, plural: hypothalamic hormones Any of the various neurohormones produced by specialized neurons in the... Read More

Anterior pituitary

Definition noun, plural: anterior pituitaries The fleshy glandular anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that releases... Read More

Hormone

Definition noun, plural: hormones (physiology) Any of the substances produced and secreted by an endocrine gland, and then... Read More

Neurohormone

Definition noun, plural: neurohormones Any of the various hormones secreted by neuroendocrine cells Supplement A... Read More

Catabolism

Catabolism Definition Catabolism is the branch of the metabolic process that breaks down complex, big molecules into... Read More

Hypothalamus

Definition noun, plural: hypothalami A small region of the forebrain comprised of several small nuclei, located between the... Read More

Gigantism

Excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.Excessive largeness of... Read More

Control of Growth & Development

Control of Growth & Development tutorials look at how the genetic makeup determines the biological processes on a day to... Read More

Prolactin

Definition noun, plural: prolactins A peptide hormone secreted by lactotropic cell in the anterior pituitary of vertebrates,... Read More

Follicle-stimulating hormone

Definition noun, plural: follicle-stimulating hormones A gonadotropin released by the gonadotropes of the anterior... Read More

Lactogen

Lactogen An agent that stimulates milk production or secretion. Origin: Lacto-- g. -gen, producing human placental lactogen... Read More

Acromegaly

Acromegaly (Science: endocrinology) a condition that results from the excess production of growth hormone in the anterior... Read More

Growth

Definition noun (1) The gradual increase (e.g. in size or number) of an animal or vegetable body over time. (2) The... Read More

Gonadotropin

Definition noun, plural: gonadotropins A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary and the placenta, and acts... Read More

Thyroxine

Definition noun, plural: thyroxines An iodine-containing hormone (chemical formula: C15H11I4NO4) produced by the thyroid... Read More

Dwarfism

Dwarfism a condition which results from the insufficient production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Dwarfism is... Read More

Cyclic adenosine monophosphate

Definition noun plural: cyclic adenosine monophosphates (biochemistry) A cyclic form of adenosine monophosphate that... Read More

Testosterone

Definition noun, plural: testosterones A steroid hormone with a chemical formula of C19H28O2, and is regarded as the primary... Read More

Corticotroph

Definition noun, plural: corticototrophs The cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases adrenocorticotropic... Read More

Thyrotroph

Definition noun, plural: thyrotrophs The cell in the anterior pituitary that particularly releases thyroid-stimulating... Read More

Lactotroph

Definition noun, plural: lactotrophs An acidophilic cell in the anterior pituitary that releases prolactin Supplement The... Read More

Ornithine

ornithine (Science: amino acid) Is made from the amino acid arginine and in turn is a precursor to form glutamic acid,... Read More

Glycoprotein

Definition noun, plural: glycoproteins Any of the conjugated proteins, characterized by having one or more... Read More

Anabolic steroid

Definition noun, plural: anabolic steroids Any of the synthetic steroid hormones (androgens) that promote muscle and bone... Read More

Primary cell wall

Definition noun plural: primary cell walls ˈpɹaɪməɹi sɛl wɔːl The layer of the plant cell wall that forms prior to... Read More

Glycogenolysis

Definition noun The metabolic process of breaking down stored glycogen in liver into glucose subunits (i.e.... Read More

Metabolite

Definition noun, plural: metabolites A substance that is a product of metabolic action or that is involved in a metabolic... Read More

Arginine

Definition noun An alpha-amino acid that is physiologically active in the L-form with molecular weight of 174.20, and... Read More

Brock Biology of Microorganisms (11th Edition)

 Brock Biology of Microorganisms (11th Edition) (Brock Biology of Microorganisms)   ... Read More

Auxin

Auxin (Science: plant biology) a group of plant growth substances (often called phytohormones or plant hormones), the most... Read More