thyrotrophin

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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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