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follicle-stimulating hormone

[fol-i-kuh l stim-yuh-ley-ting] /ˈfɒl ɪ kəl ˌstɪm yəˌleɪ tɪŋ/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
FSH.
Origin of follicle-stimulating hormone
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for follicle-stimulating hormone

follicle-stimulating hormone

noun
1.
a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates maturation of ovarian follicles in female mammals and growth of seminiferous tubules in males FSH See also luteinizing hormone, prolactin
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follicle-stimulating hormone in Medicine

follicle-stimulating hormone n.
Abbr. FSH
A glycoprotein hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the Graafian follicles and assists in follicular maturation and in the secretion of estradiol. It also stimulates the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules and assists in inducing spermatogenesis. Also called follitropin.

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follicle-stimulating hormone in Science
follicle-stimulating hormone  
A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary and induces the formation of sperm in the testis.
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