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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Somatotropina

Somatotropin (SOH-muh-toh-TROH-pin)
A protein made by the pituitary gland that helps control body growth and the use of glucose and fat in the body. Also called growth hormone.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.