AccretropinActive Ingredient(s): Somatropin Recombinant
FDA Approved: * January 23, 2008
Pharm Company: * CANGENE
Category: Growth Hormone Treatment
Growth hormone (GH) or somatotropin, also known as human growth hormone (hGH or HGH) in its human form, is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals. It is thus important in human development. GH also stimulates production of IGF-1 and increases the concentration of glucose and free fatty acids. It is a type of mitogen which is specific only to the receptors on certain types of cells. GH... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.