A hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates the activity of the thyroid gland.
A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates the activity of the thyroid gland.
Thyroid-stimulating-hormone Sentence Examples
The anterior pituitary produces six hormones: growth hormone, adrenocorticotropin (corticotropin), thyroid stimulating hormone (thyrotropin), prolactin, follicle stimulating hormone, and lutenizing hormone.
Less often, hypothyroidism develops when the pituitary gland fails and does not release enough thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid to produce and secrete normal amounts of T4 and T3.
Other tests can determine thyroid function and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels.