Term: somatotrophin, somatropin
Origin: Anc Greek
τροπισμός/tropismos(=tendency of an organism to turn or move in response to a stimulus)
>ίνη/-in(=syffix that is used for prote-ins
Choh Hao Li was the scientist who discovered and synthesised the human pituitary growth hormone known later as somatotropin.
Somatotropin is a growth hormone (Human Growth Hormone, HGH) peptide which stimulates reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. Somatotropin refers to growth hormone produced naturally in animals, whereas the term somatropin refers to growth hormone produced by recombinant DNA technology. . Somatotropin synthesized, stored, and secreted by the somatotroph cells within the lateral wings of the anterior pituaitary gland.