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gonadotropic hormone

Definitions of gonadotropic hormone
  1. noun
    hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
    synonyms: gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, 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
    type of:
    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
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