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Nordic Sharok
Effect and Stability of Growth Hormone (GH)

Effect and Stability of Growth Hormone (GH)

Human growth hormone (HGH) or somatotropin, is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration. HGH is synthesized, stored and secreted in the pituitary brand. The History of Growth Hormone Therapy In the late 19th century the importance of the pituitary gland for growth was recognized. However, growth hormone therapies were first applied to severely GH-deficient children and adolescents only by 1956. At that time, there was limited availability of growth hormones, so it was awarded on the basis of clinical research protocols approved by the National Pituitary Agency (NPA). From 1963 to 1985, the NPA oversaw almost every GH...

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Nordic Sharok
Functions of Growth Hormone (GH)

Functions of Growth Hormone (GH)

The human growth hormone (GH) is well known for stimulating the height growth of children and adolescents. Hormones are chemical “messengers” that are produced in one part of the body and travel to another part to create some sort of change. GH, also known as somatotropin or human growth hormone (HGH), is synthesized, stored and secreted in the anterior pituitary gland, which is located near the base of our brain. The growth hormone has the central function of stimulating the growth of all body tissues, bones and regulating the metabolism. Biochemically, growth hormone stimulates protein synthesis and promotes fat breakdown to provide...

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Overview on Growth or Epiphyseal Plates

Overview on Growth or Epiphyseal Plates

The growth plate, or also known as epiphyseal plate or physis, is the area of growing tissue near the ends of our long bones. There are at least two growth plates on each end of the bones – for instance in the shoulder, elbows, wrists, vertebrae, pelvis, thighs, ankles, heels, fingers and toes.  The growth plates consist of cartilage, which is a rubbery, flexible material. The nose, for example, is made of cartilage. As the cartilages are the weakest element of a child’s skeleton, they are vulnerable to injuries, or so-called fractures. Fractures gradually occur as a result of repetitive...

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Correlation Between Height and Genetic Factors

Correlation Between Height and Genetic Factors

The adult height of children is not in all cases directly correlated to the height of their parents. It is estimated that genetic factors affect 60-80% of the final adult height. Conversely, about 20-40% is determined by environmental factors (dietary, disease exposure, etc.). Studies with 8,798 pairs of adult Finnish twins, published in the Behavior Genetics Journal, have shown that genetic factors can determine the final height to 78% on adult men and 75% on adult women. In this post, we’ll cover the relationship between height and genetics. Height and Genes An individual’s height is strongly determined by the inherited DNA...

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