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Growth Hormone 

Height Growth Hormone

(Human) Growth Hormone, (H)GH is secreted from the anterior pituitary gland.
It is a type of protein hormone. It has various functions including promoting the growth of organisms. What directly affects the growth of the human body is 'insulin-like growth factor', which is secreted when stimulated by growth hormone. However, before the development of science, it was observed that growth hormone causes the human body to grow, and the name ‘growth hormone’ has continued to this day.

.Hormones that affect human growth include growth hormone, insulin, insulin-like growth factor, thyroid hormone, testosterone, and estrogen. Among these, GH occupies the most important position in human growth, especially growth after birth. Promotes human growth
In addition to its function, it also has a metabolism-regulating effect, which will be described later.

Therefore, it is a false belief that the secretion of growth hormones ends at the end of the growth period. It is also used to treat dwarfism due to its properties in promoting the growth of bone and cartilage during adolescence.

.Representative functions are as follows.

ᄋ Stimulates height growth (if the growth plate is open).

ᄋ Increases calcium storage and promotes bone calcification (tibial ossification, i.e. growth of cartilage).

ᄋ It increases the amount of protein synthesis (anabolic effect) and thus helps increase muscle mass.

ᄋ Helps reduce fat mass by promoting lipolysis (fat catabolism).

ᄋ Reduces hepatic glucose absorption.
(In many ways, including this, it has a lot to do with insulin.)

ᄋ Promotes glucose synthesis in the liver.

ᄋ Involved in the function of the islets of Langerhans.

ᄋ Promotes immunity.

ᄋ Helps improve cardiopulmonary function.

ᄋ Helps improve bone density.
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