gonadotrophin
noun see gonadotropin

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  • gonadotrophin — SYN: gonadotropin. [for g., fr. gonad + G. trophe, nourishment] * * * (gonadotrophic hormone) n. any of several hormones synthesized and released by the pituitary gland that act on the testes or ovaries (gonads) to promote production of sex… …   Medical dictionary

  • gonadotrophin — gonadotrophic hormone; n. any of several hormones synthesized and released by the pituitary gland that act on the testes or ovaries (gonads) to promote production of sex hormones and either sperm or ova. Their production is controlled by… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gonadotrophin — n. = GONADOTROPHIC HORMONE. * * * noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity • Syn: ↑gonadotropin, ↑gonadotropic hormone, ↑gonadotrophic hormone • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gonadotrophin — n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; tropos, direction] A substance that stimulates the gonads to develop …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gonadotrophin — noun /ɡəʊnadə(ʊ)ˈtɹəʊfɪn/ Any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates …   Wiktionary

  • gonadotrophin — n. substance which encourages the development or activity of the ovaries and testes (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gonadotrophin — [ˌgəʊnadə(ʊ) trəʊfɪn] (also gonadotropin trəʊpɪn, trɒpɪn) noun Biochemistry any of a group of hormones secreted by the pituitary which stimulate the activity of the gonads. Derivatives gonadotrophic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • gonadotrophin — go·nad·o·tro·phin …   English syllables

  • gonadotrophin-releasing hormone — 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 gonadotrophin. GnRH analogues, which are also known as LHRH analogue, are used to… …   Medical dictionary

  • gonadotrophin-releasing hormones — (= GnRH) Peptide hormones that act on the pituitary to stimulate production of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. Decapeptides: consensus QHXSXXXXPG (amidated) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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