growth hormone 1

Ligand id: 4943

Name: growth hormone 1

Species: Human

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Summary of Clinical Use
Somatropin is used to treat growth failure caused by a lack natural growth hormone (e.g. arising from chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome or achondroplasia) and can also be used for the prevention of HIV-induced weight loss.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects
For an overview of the mechanism of action of somatropin, please see the entry on DrugBank linked to from this ligand page.