Definition of Somatomedin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of a group of peptides which mediate the action of somatotropin on cartilage ¹



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Definition of Somatomedin

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Medical Definition of Somatomedin

1. Peptide hormone (4 kD) that is produced in the liver and is released in response to somatotropin. Somatomedin stimulates the growth of bone and muscle and also influences calcium, phosphate, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. See: insulin like growth factor. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Somatomedin

somatocysts
somatodendritic
somatoform
somatoform disorder
somatoform disorders
somatoform pain
somatogamy
somatogenetic
somatogenic
somatoliberin
somatological
somatologies
somatology
somatomammotropin
somatome
somatomedin (current term)
somatomedins
somatometric
somatometry
somatomotor
somatopagus
somatopathic
somatopathy
somatophrenia
somatophylakes
somatophylax
somatoplasm
somatopleural
somatopleure
somatopleures

Literary usage of Somatomedin

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1. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"J Clin RM Effect of testosterone on somatomedin C concentrations in prepubertal boys. / Clin Endocrinol Metab 58:87-90, 1984. Rosenfield, RL, and Furlanetto ..."

2. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"JAMA 267: 1244- 1252,1992. longed activation of the HPA axis leads to suppression of growth hormone secretion and inhibition of somatomedin C and other ..."

3. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Decline in somatomedin-C (insulin-like growth ... IGFBP-3. somatomedin generation, alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin and growth in ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Growth hormone dependence of somatomedin- C/insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin-like growth factor-II messenger ribonucleic acids. ..."

5. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Rieu M, Girard F, Bricaire H, Binoux M: The importance of insulin-like growth factor (somatomedin) measurements in the diagnosis and surveillance of ..."

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