gonadotrophin

gonadotropin

[goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-]
noun Biochemistry.
a gonadotropic substance.
Also, gonadotrophin [goh-nad-uh-troh-fin, gon-uh-doh-] .


Origin:
1935–40; gonadotrop(ic) + -in2

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gonadotrophin or gonadotropin (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊfɪn, ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn)
 
n
chorionic gonadotrophin follicle-stimulating hormone luteinizing hormone See prolactin any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activity
 
gonadotropin or gonadotropin
 
n
 
gonado'trophic or gonadotropin
 
adj
 
gonado'tropic or gonadotropin
 
adj

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gonadotropin go·nad·o·tro·pin (gō-nād'ə-trō'pĭn, -trŏp'ĭn) or go·nad·o·tro·phin (-trō'fĭn, -trō'pĭn)
n.
A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes. Also called gonadotropic hormone.

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gonadotropin (gō-nād'ə-trō'pĭn, -trŏp'ĭn) also gonadotrophin   (gō-nād'ə-trō'pĭn, -trŏp'ĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of several hormones that stimulate the growth and activity of the gonads, especially follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
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