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thyrotropin

[thahy-ruh-troh-pin, thahy-ro-truh-] /ˌθaɪ rəˈtroʊ pɪn, θaɪˈrɒ trə-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
an anterior pituitary hormone that regulates the activity of the thyroid gland.
Also, thyrotrophin [thahy-ruh-troh-fin, thahy-ro-truh-] /ˌθaɪ rəˈtroʊ fɪn, θaɪˈrɒ trə-/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; thyro- + -trope + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for thyrotrophin

thyrotropin

/ˌθaɪrəʊˈtrəʊpɪn/
noun
1.
a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland: it stimulates the activity of the thyroid gland Also called thyroid-stimulating hormone
Word Origin
C20: from thyro- + -trope + -in
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thyrotrophin in Medicine

thyrotropin thy·ro·tro·pin (thī'rə-trō'pĭn, thī-rŏt'rə-) or thy·ro·tro·phin (-fĭn)
n.
A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates activity of the thyroid gland. Also called thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotropic hormone.

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thyrotrophin in Science
thyrotropin
  (thī'rə-trō'pĭn, thī-rŏt'rə-)   
See thyroid stimulating hormone.
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