gonadotrophins


gonadotrophins
(= gonadotropins)
Group of glycoprotein hormones from the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. They stimulate growth of the gonads and the secretion of sex hormones. Examples: follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, chorionic gonadotrophin.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • gonadotrophins — gonadotropinai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Lytiniai hormonai. atitikmenys: angl. gonadotrophins rus. гонадотропины …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • gonadorelin analogue — GnRH analogue, LHRH analogue any one of a group of analogues of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (gonadorelin), which stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (gonadotrophins) from the pituitary gland.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome — Polycystic ovary disease (PCOS) is thought to be one of the leading causes of female infertility.[1][2][3][4] Polycystic ovary syndrome is the cause of more than 75% of cases of anovulatory infertility.[5] …   Wikipedia

  • gonadotrophin-releasing hormone — GnRH, gonadorelin a peptide hormone produced in the hypothalamus and transported via the bloodstream to the pituitary gland, where it controls the synthesis and release of pituitary gonadotrophins. It may be used to test the ability of the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • human chorionic gonadotrophin — hCG a hormone, similar to the pituitary gonadotrophins, that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. hCG maintains the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum of the ovary, the secretion of pituitary gonadotrophins being blocked… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Horse breeding — Mares and foals Horse breeding is reproduction in horses, and particularly the human directed process of selective breeding of animals, particularly purebred horses of a given breed. Planned matings can be used to produce specifically desired… …   Wikipedia

  • Anandamide — IUPAC name (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z) N (2 hydroxyethyl)icosa 5,8,11,14 tetraenamide …   Wikipedia

  • HMG — may refer to:Medicine* Human menopausal gonadotrophins, protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland * 3 hydroxy 3 methylglutarate, a metabolite in the HMG CoA reductase pathway for cholesterol synthesis * hMG , a… …   Wikipedia

  • Biopharmaceutical — The term biopharmacology describes a field of research closely related to pharmacokinetics, sometimes called biopharmacy. Biopharmaceuticals are medical drugs (see pharmacology) produced using biotechnology. They are proteins (including… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.