Gonadotrophin



[goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a substance.
/ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊfɪn/
noun
1.
any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activity See chorionic gonadotrophin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin

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

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