gonadotropin


gonadotropin

gonadotropin [goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-] Word Origin noun Biochemistry.

  1. a gonadotropic substance.

Also go·nad·o·tro·phin [goh-nad-uh-troh-fin, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ fɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/. Compare chorionic gonadotropin. Origin of gonadotropin First recorded in 1935–40; gonadotrop(ic) + -in2 British Dictionary definitions for gonadotrophin gonadotrophin gonadotropin (ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪn) noun

  1. any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activitySee chorionic gonadotrophin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin

Derived Formsgonadotrophic or gonadotropic, adjective gonadotrophin in Medicine gonadotropin [gō-năd′ə-trō′pĭn, -trŏp′ĭn] n.

  1. 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.gonadotropic hormone

gonadotrophin in Science gonadotropin [gō-năd′ə-trō′pĭn, -trŏp′ĭn]

  1. Any of several hormones that stimulate the growth and activity of the gonads, especially follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.

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