Thyrotropin meaning

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A hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates the activity of the thyroid gland.
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A hormone isolated from the anterior pituitary that stimulates the production of thyroxine in the thyroid.
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A thyroid-stimulating glycoprotein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland.
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Origin of thyrotropin

  • thyro– –trop(h)ic –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition