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Growth Hormone Abuse and Detection in Athletes
By Jerald Cook, MD, FACOEM

In Blog by Jerald Cook

Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) is a popular hormone of abuse for performance enhancement with athletes. It is developed through recombinant technology, using E. coli bacteria and human DNA to generate the hormone, reducing the immunogenicity of the hormone. It is difficult to differentiate endogenous and exogenous hormone in toxicology testing because the hormone that is generated in vitro is …