thyrotrophin

thyrotropin

[thahy-ruh-troh-pin, thahy-ro-truh-]
noun Biochemistry.
an anterior pituitary hormone that regulates the activity of the thyroid gland.
Also, thyrotrophin [thahy-ruh-troh-fin, thahy-ro-truh-] .


Origin:
1935–40; thyro- + -trope + -in2

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thyrotropin or thyrotrophin (ˌθaɪrəʊˈtrəʊpɪn, ˌθaɪrəʊˈtrəʊfɪn)
 
n
Also called: thyroid-stimulating hormone a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland: it stimulates the activity of the thyroid gland
 
[C20: from thyro- + -trope + -in]
 
thyrotrophin or thyrotrophin
 
n
 
[C20: from thyro- + -trope + -in]

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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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thyrotropin   (thī'rə-trō'pĭn, thī-rŏt'rə-)  Pronunciation Key 
See thyroid stimulating hormone.
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