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follicle-stimulating hormone

Definitions of follicle-stimulating hormone
  1. noun
    a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm
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    gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin
    hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
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