thyroid-stimulating hormone

thyroid-stimulating hormone
noun Date: 1941 a hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland — abbreviation TSH; called also thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin

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  • thyroid-stimulating hormone — noun anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑thyrotropin, ↑thyrotropic hormone, ↑thyrotrophin, ↑thyrotrophic hormone, ↑TSH • Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • thyroid-stimulating hormone — noun another term for thyrotropin …   English new terms dictionary

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