bovine growth hormone

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • bovine growth hormone — n. a growth hormone of cattle; esp., this hormone synthesized artificially and administered to beef cattle to increase growth rate and reduce fat and to dairy cows to increase milk production: also bovine somatotropin or Chiefly Brit. bovine… …   English World dictionary

  • bovine growth hormone — 1. a growth hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production in cows. 2. the same hormone, harvested in large quantities from genetically engineered bacteria for daily injection into dairy cows to increase milk production. Abbr.: bGH… …   Universalium

  • bovine growth hormone — 1. a growth hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production in cows. 2. the same hormone, harvested in large quantities from genetically engineered bacteria for daily injection into dairy cows to increase milk production. Abbr.: bGH… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bovine growth hormone — bo′vine growth′ hor mone n. biochem. a growth hormone of cattle, harvested from genetically engineered bacteria for administering to cows to increase milk production Abbr.: bGH …   From formal English to slang

  • Growth hormone treatment — Growth hormone (GH) is a protein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates growth and cell reproduction. In the past growth hormone was extracted from human pituitary glands. GH is now produced by recombinant DNA technology, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Growth hormone — HGH redirects here. For other uses, see HGH (disambiguation). Growth hormone 1 Growth hormone Identifiers Symbol GH1 …   Wikipedia

  • Bovine somatotropin — (abbreviated bST and BST) is a protein hormone produced in the pituitary glands of cattle. It is also called bovine growth hormone, or BGH.BST can be produced synthetically, using recombinant DNA technology. The resulting product is called… …   Wikipedia

  • Bovine — Having to do with a cow (or bull). For example, bovine growth hormone is similar to human growth hormone but is made by the pituitary gland of the cow (and is used to increase milk production in dairy cattle). * * * Relating to cattle. [L. bos… …   Medical dictionary

  • bovine somatotrophin — Abbreviation: BST A natural protein in cattle. It has been cloned, using recombinant DNA technology, expressed in large amounts and marketed as an agricultural product to improve the growth rate and protein:fat ratios in farm cattle, and to… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • bovine somatotropin — bo′vine somatotro′pin n. biochem. bovine growth hormone …   From formal English to slang

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