Human Growth Hormones: Uses & Side Effects


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What is human growth hormone?

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1. What are prescription uses for human growth hormone (HGH)?

2. What is human growth hormone (HGH) used for illegally?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of HGH in the human body and of synthetic HGH uses. Practice questions focus on prescribed uses and misuses of HGH, as well as risks and side effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help you test your knowledge of:

  • HGH function and site of origin
  • Synthetic HGH uses, legal and illegal
  • Side effects and risks of synthetic HGH

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of human growth hormones
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about synthetic HGH in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the side effects and risks of synthetic HGH supplementation

Additional Learning

Learn more about the characteristics of HGH in the lesson titled Human Growth Hormones: Uses & Side Effects. Topics that are covered include:

  • Definition of HGH
  • HGH functions
  • Synthetic HGH prescribed use and misuse
  • Side effects and risks of synthetic HGH