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Mechanism of action -  This is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of body fat mobilization and suppresses (inhibits) the use of glucose. It appears as a regulator of several other hormones and is important for proper growth and development. Somatotropin maintain normal body composition in adults and in children by increasing nitrogen retention and stimulation of growth of skeletal muscle by mobilizing fat stores.

Name: Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Trade names: Norditropin, Genotropin, Jintropin, Hygetropin, Somatotropin
Category:  hormones
Type: injection (under skin)
Action time: a couple of hours, then is synthesed into IGF-1 in the liver
Optimal dosage:   4-8 I.U.  daily
Common side effects: agromegaliya, heart hypertrophy