Growth Hormone (GH)



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Key Points

  • Growth Hormone (GH)
    • Type: Peptide
    • Origin: Anterior Pituitary
    • Trigger: Stimulation by GHRH from hypothalamus
      • GHRH = Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone
    • Target: Muscle and Bone
      • GH targets a variety of cells throughout the body. Muscle and bone are two prominent examples.
      • Effect: Stimulates growth
        • Increases:
          • Rate of mitosis
          • Cell size
          • Rate of transcription/translation