thyrotropic hormone
noun Date: 1940 thyroid-stimulating hormone

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  • thyrotropic hormone — also thyrotrophic hormone n thyroid stimulating hormone …   Medical dictionary

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

  • hormone — hormonal, hormonic /hawr mon ik, moh nik/, adj. /hawr mohn/, n. 1. Biochem. any of various internally secreted compounds, as insulin or thyroxine, formed in endocrine glands, that affect the functions of specifically receptive organs or tissues… …   Universalium

  • Hormone — A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. Many hormones are secreted by specialized glands such as the thyroid gland. Hormones are essential for every activity of daily living,… …   Medical dictionary

  • thyrotropic-releasing hormone — (= protirelin; TRH; thyroliberin; TRF) Tripeptide (pyroGlu His Pro NH2) that releases thyrotropin from the anterior pituitary by stimulating adenyl cyclase. May also have neurotransmitter and paracrine functions …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • thyroid-stimulating hormone — n a hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that regulates the formation and secretion of thyroid hormone called also thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin, TSH * * * (TSH …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

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

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • THRF — thyrotropic hormone releasing factor …   Medical dictionary

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