Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 16 - The Endocrine System - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 629: 3a


The hormone being secreted to excess by the anterior pituitary is growth hormone(GH). It is the hormone that stimulates growth and metabolism

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Johnny's abnormally fast rate of growth is due to abnormally high amounts of growth hormone( somatotropin) being secreted and released into his blood stream by an anterior pituitary tumor. The following are some of the normal actions of growth hormone: it stimulates cell growth in every organ, increases protein synthesis, and decreases protein degradation. In addition GH improves calcium retention, increases bone mineralization, and increases metabolic rates.
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