Definitions of gonadotrophic hormone
hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin
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FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone
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
HCG, human chorionic gonadotrophin, human chorionic gonadotropin
hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
ICSH, LH, interstitial cell-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone
a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
lactogenic hormone, luteotropin, prolactin
gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion
the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect