thyrotropin

See thyroid-stimulating hormone.

thyrotropin

(from the article `pituitary gland`) ...follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), together known as gonadotropins (and produced by the same cells in the gland); ... Thyrotropin regulates the thyroid gland through a feedback relationship similar to that for ACTH; thyrotropin increases the secretion of the hormones ...
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thyrotropin

(thi-rot´rә-pin) an anterior pituitary hormone having an affinity for and specifically stimulating the thyroid gland. Called also thyroid-stimulating hormone. thyrotropin alfa a recombinant form of human thyrotropin; it binds to thyrotropin receptors and stimulates the steps in thyr...
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thyrotropin

thyrotropic hormone noun anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
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thyrotropin

Synonym for thyroid stimulating hormone ... <endocrinology> Polypeptide hormone (28 kD), secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that activates cyclic AMP production in thyroid cells leading to production and release of the thyroid hormones (T4 and T3). T4 and T3 blood levels feedback on the pituitary gland and decrease thyroid stimulating ...
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thyrotropin

thyrotropin (thī"rätrō'pin) or thyroid-stimulating hormone(TSH), hormone released by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroxine. The release of thyrotropin is triggered by the action of thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), a substance ...
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Thyrotropin

Thyrotropin: A hormone produced by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain in response to signals from the hypothalamus gland in the brain. The suffix -tropin indicates "an affinity for". Thyrotropin has an affinity for the thyroid. Thyrotropin is known also as thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyrotropin (or, if you prefer, TSH) p...
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thyrotropin

Type: Term Pronunciation: thī-rot′rō-pin, thī-rō-trō′pin Definitions: 1. A glycoprotein hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the hypophysis that stimulates the growth and function of the thyroid gland; also used as a diagnostic test to differentiate primary and secondary hypothyroidism. Synonyms: thyroid-sti...
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thyrotropin

[n] - anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
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