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insulin-like growth factors

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The insulin like growth factors are somatomedins, ie growth factors synthesised in the liver in response to growth hormone. Thus they mediate most of the growth-promoting effects of growth hormone.

The most important of these is IGF-I; there is also IGF II.

In acromegaly the levels of IGFs are increased - however they do not always reflect disease activity.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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