gonadotropic
also gonadotrophic adjective Date: circa 1923 acting on or stimulating the gonads

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  • gonadotropic — /goh nad euh trop ik, troh pik, gon euh doh /, adj. Biochem. pertaining to substances formed in the anterior pituitary gland that affect the activity of the ovary or testis. Also, gonadotrophic /goh nad euh trof ik, troh fik, gon euh doh /. [1930 …   Universalium

  • gonadotropic — adjective a) That stimulates, or promotes the growth of the gonads b) Of, pertaining to, or similar in function to gonadotropin …   Wiktionary

  • gonadotropic — 1. Descriptive of or relating to the actions of a gonadotropin. 2. Promoting the growth and/or function of the gonads. SYN: gonadotrophic. [gonado + G. trope, a turning] * * * go·nad·o·trop·ic gō .nad ə träp ik also go·nad·o·tro·phic trō fik,… …   Medical dictionary

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

  • gonadotropic — gonado·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • gonadotropic — go•nad•o•trop•ic [[t]goʊˌnæd əˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk[/t]] adj. biochem. affecting the development or activity of the ovary or testis • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • gonadotropic — adjective of or relating to or involving gonadotropin • Syn: ↑gonadotrophic • Pertains to noun: ↑gonadotrophin (for: ↑gonadotrophic), ↑gonadotropin • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gonadotropic hormone — gonadotropic hormone. См. гонадотропины. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • gonadotropic hormone — noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity • Syn: ↑gonadotropin, ↑gonadotrophin, ↑gonadotrophic hormone • Derivationally related forms: ↑gonadotropic (for: ↑gonadot …   Useful english dictionary

  • gonadotropic hormone — gonadotropin …   Medical dictionary

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