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androgenic hormone (androgen)
The male sex hormone that is produced in the testes and responsible for typical male sexual characteristics.

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hormone
An endocrine secretion that is transmitted by the blood to tissue located elsewhere in an organism, where it causes a change or activity. All multicellular organisms produce hormones; plant hormones are also called phytohormones. Hormones in animals are often transported in the blood. Cells    (more info - hormone)

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human growth hormone
A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that, in children, causes physical growth. It stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration. In adults as well as children, hGH is essential to maintain healthy body composition and metabolism (in other words, to improve one's ratio of fat to lean   (more info - human growth hormone)

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neurohormone
Any hormone produced and released by neurons (neurosecretory cells) rather than of the endocrine system. Examples include oxytocin, melatonin and vasopressin. Neurohormones are released by nerve impulses and constitute a linkage between sensory stimuli and chemical responses.   (more info - neurohormone)

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